Fall Birding Tours Return

Angelito Jusay

As we finish up the summer and get ready for fall, office workers and tourists aren’t the only things returning to Midtown; so too are the many birds that pass through NYC on their way south for the winter. Bryant Park has always been a popular place for birds to stop on their migratory journey, and the variety of species on display is truly remarkable. To help you learn as much as possible about our avian visitors, we are excited to announce the return of Fall Birding Tours on Monday, September 7. Sessions will meet twice per week at Heiskell Plaza (the park entrance on the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue) through October 1: on Monday mornings, 9am-10am, and Thursday evenings, 5pm-6pm.

Bryant Park Birding Tours are produced in partnership with NYC Audubon, whose expert guide will help identify birds, answer questions, and share their wealth of knowledge. To provide the best possible experience for attendees, sessions are capped at 12 participants, and advanced registration is required. Registration will open one week in advance of each session. A limited number of binoculars will also be lent out to participants. 

To get in the birding spirit and see what might be in store for the upcoming season, we recommend checking out our 2019 Birding Tour List of Sightings. Updated after every session, these are just some of the 131 different species that have been spotted since Bryant Park Birding Tours began almost a decade ago. You can also read about two of the most common Bryant Park birds; the Common Yellowthroat and the Great American Woodcock.