BIRDING

Events

Idlewild Park Paddle

Explore the salt marsh at Jamaica Bay and enjoy birding with NYC Park Rangers.

Late Winter Bird Walk

Join naturalist Don Riepe for an indoor presentation followed by a hike around the Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering birds.

Winter Nature Hike

Search for cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers, white-throated sparrows, and more on this walk at the Wildlife Refuge.

Jr. Ranger Owl Prowl

Join a Park Ranger on an owl adventure at the Wildlife Refuge. You will learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation.

Early Winter Bird Walk

Join naturalist Don Riepe for an indoor presentation followed by a walk around the Refuge ponds and gardens.
NASA photo of osprey hovering in flight

Bird Banding

Join Monmouth County Audubon Society to learn about the Sandy Hook bird banding project.

Junior Ranger: Evening Owl Prowl

Learn about owls and their habitat with a park ranger at the Wildlife Refuge.

Winter Waterfowl Workshop

Learn about biology and behavior and how to identify the many species of ducks and geese in the field at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Peak Foliage Leaf Peep

Experience the full color spectrum of Jamaica Bay on this tour of fall leaves. We will hike park trails with the most variety, collect our favorite fallen leaves, and bring them back to the visitor center to create a decorative display. All ages welcome. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Fall Hawk Migration

Hike along the beach, dunes and woods at Fort Tilden with naturalist Don Riepe to look for migrating hawks species.