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Wildlife Viewing Programs as Provided by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Wildlife Viewing Programs

To learn more about these or other related events visit the official NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Pages. Be sure to check with them for last minute changes, cancellations or anything else.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. The Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

They offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

BronxBird - Red

Saturday, January 4, 11, 18, 25
Saturday, February 1, 8, 15, 22
Saturday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Birding / Van Cortlandt Park 8 A.M. / Van Cortlandt Nature Center, West 246th Street
And Broadway / With Nyc Audubon And The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy

Saturday, January 4
Birding: Owls / Pelham Bay Park 1 P.M. /
Orchard Beach Nature Center, Section 2 Of
Orchard Beach

Saturday, February 8
Seal Exploration / Pelham Bay Park 10 A.M.
/ Orchard Beach Nature Center, Section 1 Of Orchard Beach


Saturday, February 15
Birding: Winter Birds / Fort Greene Park 1 P.M. /
Fort Greene Visitor Center, Myrtle Avenue And Washington Park

Sunday, March 30
Birding: Winter Birds / Marine Park 9 A.M. /
Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street And Avenue U


Sunday, January 26
Birding: Eagles / Inwood Hill Park 3 P.M. /
Payson Park House, Dyckman Street And Payson Avenue

Saturday, February 22
Birding: Eagles / Inwood Hill Park 9 A.M. /
Payson Park House, Dyckman Street And Payson Avenue

Saturday, March 29
Nocturnal Wildlife / Central Park 7 P.M. /
Belvedere Castle, 79th Street And Mid-Park


Saturday, January 11
Birding: Winter Birds / Flushing Meadows-Corona Park 11 A.M. /
Mauro Playground Park Drive East And 73 Terrace

Sunday, February 16
Birding: Owls / Alley Pond Park 1 P.M. /
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center,
Winchester Boulevard, Under The Grand Central Parkway


Sunday, January 19
Animal Track Exploration / Bloomingdale
Park 1 P.M. / Playground At Ramona And Lenevar Avenues

Saturday, February 22
Birding: Winter Birds / Clove Lakes Park 11 A.M. /
Martling Pond, Martling Avenue Entrance, Just West Of Clove Road


Urban Park Ranger Nature And Visitor Centers


Crotona Nature Center:
Crotona Park. Enter The Park At Charlotte St.
And Crotona Park East. 718.378.2061

Orchard Beach Nature Center:
Pelham Bay Park. Section 2 Of Orchard
Beach. 718.885.3466

Pelham Bay Ranger Station:
Pelham Bay Park. Bruckner Blvd. And
Wilkinson Ave. 718.319.7258

Van Cortlandt Nature Center:
Van Cortlandt Park. Enter The Park At
West 246th St. And Broadway. 718.548.0912


Salt Marsh Nature Center:
Marine Park. East 33rd St. And Avenue U.

Fort Greene Visitor Center:
Fort Greene Park. Enter The Park At Myrtle
Avenue And Washington Park. 718.722.3218


Belvedere Castle:
Central Park. 79th St., Mid-Park.

Inwood Hill Nature Center:
Inwood Hill Park. Enter Park At West 218th
St. And Indian Road. This Center Is Under Renovation Due To The Effects Of Hurricane Sandy


Alley Pond Park Adventure Center:
Alley Pond Park. Enter At Winchester Blvd.,
Under The Grand Central Parkway.
718.217.6034 Or 718.217.4685

Forest Park Visitor Center:
Forest Park. Woodhaven Blvd. And Forest
Park Drive. 718.846.2731

Fort Totten Visitors Center:
Fort Totten Park. Enter Park At Fort Entrance,
North Of Intersection Of 212 St. And Cross
Island Pkwy. And Follow Signs. 718.352.1769

Staten Island

Blue Heron Nature Center:
Blue Heron Park. 222 Poillon Avenue,
Between Amboy Road And Hylan Boulevard.

High Rock Ranger Station:
High Rock Park. Park In The Lot At The End Of
Nevada Avenue, Off Rockland Ave., And Follow Signs.

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