Bryant Park

Join In

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.

More from September 7, 2016

BRYANT PARK

Hone your puzzle-solving skills at two workshops, then compete for prizes at the first-ever Crossword Puzzle Tournament in the park.

Paying homage to the New York Times' avid observer of style and society.

Grilled cheese sandwiches from Gorilla Cheese NYC join lineup of delicious lunchtime options.

34TH STREET

Fall sessions by Peoples Improv Theater return to Greeley Square Park.

Full event listings

Sign up for MidCity News