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Spot Birds on Their Way South

Twice-weekly Birding Tours start up again on the morning of Monday, September 12.

Angelito Jusay

Autumn is right around the corner, which means birds across North America are making their way south for the winter. NYC is singularly poised to serve as a rest stop for many of these avian travelers, as our geographical location ensures that birds from directly north as well as from New England will pass by en route to their destinations.

Bryant Park is eyed gratefully by many of the birds, who swoop down to look for food or to take a breather. These semi-yearly influxes have made our Birding Tours a rewarding experience for avid and first-time birders alike. Gabriel Willow of New York City Audubon returns to conduct Fall Birding Tours on September 12. 

We offer two tours each week: 8am-9am on Mondays and 5pm-6pm on Thursdays, continuing for six weeks through October 20. Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza, located on the southeast corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, and are free and open to all. So far, 121 species have been spotted at Bryant Park, but perhaps we’ll add a 122nd this season. If you can’t make it to the park, you can follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

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