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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

Spot a 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.

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September 6, 2022 – October 14, 2022

Tuesdays, 8am-9am

Thursdays, 5pm-6pm

Fridays, 5pm-6pm

Friday, October 14

Tufted Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hermit Thrush, Cape May Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, October 13

Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Cape May Warbler, Ovenbird, Swamp Sparrow, American Crow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, October 11

Tufted Titmouse, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Cape May Warbler, Brown Thrasher, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Ovenbird, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, October 7

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Cape May Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Song Sparrow, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Crow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, October 6

Swamp Sparrow, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, October 4

Scarlet Tanager, Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, September 30

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Herring Gull, American Crow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, September 29

Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, September 27

Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swainson’s Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Ovenbird, Palm Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, American Crow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, September 23

Broad-winged Hawk, Brown Thrasher, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Crow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, September 22

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

Tuesday, September 20

Baltimore Oriole, Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, September 16

Magnolia Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Herring Gull, White-Throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, September 15

Lincoln’s Sparrow, Northern Parula, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, September 13

Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Friday, September 9

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, September 8

American Kestrel, Northern Waterthrush, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, American Crow, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, September 6

Black-and-white Warbler, Brown-headed Cowbird, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, June 2

Ovenbird, Song Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Wednesday, June 1

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

Tuesday, May 31

Eastern Wood-Pewee, Swamp Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 26

Veery, American Redstart, Red-winged Blackbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Swamp Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Wednesday, May 25

Red-winged Blackbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Ring-billed Gull, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 24

Swainson’s Thrush, American Redstart, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Blue Jay, Herring Gull, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 19

Worm-eating Warbler, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Herring Gull, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Wednesday, May 18

Worm-eating Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 17

Worm-eating Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Northern Parula, Veery, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Crow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 12

Palm Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Blue Jay, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Wednesday, May 11

Blackburnian Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Towhee, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Swamp Sparrow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 10

Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Blue Jay, Cardinal, American Crow, Herring Gull, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, May 5

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Baltimore Oriole, Black-and-white Warbler, Wood Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Ovenbird, Song Sparrow, Blue Jay, Herring Gull, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Wednesday, May 4 

Black-and-white Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ovenbird, Eastern Towhee, Wood Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, May 3

Scarlet Tanager, Black-throated Green Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, Savannah Sparrow, Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull, American Robin, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, April 28

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed), Hermit Thrush, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Wednesday, April 27 

Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed), Hermit Thrush, Song Sparrow, American Crow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, April 26

Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed), Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Thursday, April 21

Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Wednesday, April 20

Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, White-Throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, April 19

Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Herring Gull, Gray Catbird, White-Throated Sparrow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon

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