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Birding Tours

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home
Group of birders with binoculars looking up at trees
Liz Riegel

Spot the wonderful diversity of birds that visit the park during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon. Located in the heart of Midtown, our park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!

Tours are Tuesdays at 8am and Thursdays + Fridays at 5pm during migration season. Meet at Heiskell Plaza, near the corner of Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street. No pre-registration is required.

September 5, 2023 – October 13, 2023

Tuesdays, 8am-9am

Thursdays, 5pm-6pm

Fridays, 5pm-6pm

Fall Migration

Tuesday, September 26

Bay-breasted Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Northern Flicker, Brown Thrasher, Veery, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Common Raven, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, September 22

Osprey, Winter Wren, Veery, Wood Thrush, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Ovenbird, American Kestrel, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Common Raven, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, September 21

Yellow Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Winter Wren, Veery, Osprey, Overbird, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, September 19

Mourning Warbler, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Brown Thrasher, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Palm Warbler, American Kestrel, Black-and-white Warbler, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Northern Waterthrush, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, September 15

Mourning Warbler, Palm Warbler, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, September 14

Bay-breasted Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, September 12

Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, September 7

American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, September 5

American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Spring Migration

Tuesday, April 18

Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Ring-billed Gull, American Robin, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, April 20

Northern Mockingbird, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, April 21

American Woodcock, Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Ring-billed Gull, American Robin, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, April 25

Tufted Titmouse, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Towhee, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, American Crow, American Robin, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, April 27

American Woodcock, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, White-breasted Nuthatch, Palm Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, April 28

Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 2

Ovenbird, Tufted Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, Red-winged Blackbird, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 4

Ovenbird, Tufted Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, Red-winged Blackbird, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, May 5

Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Tufted Titmouse, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 9

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, Baltimore Oriole, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Indigo Bunting, Ovenbird, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Blue Jay, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 11

American Woodcock, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, May 12

American Woodcock, Magnolia Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 16

Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Veery, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 18

American Woodcock, Least Flycatcher, Veery, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, May 19

American Woodcock, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 23

American Woodcock, Blackpoll Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Wood Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 25

Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

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