Birdwatching free tour in Central Park

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Hector
Registered on May 18, 2023

I am a biologist, birding guide and conservation photographer living in New York. I organize guided bird walks in Central Park to explore the more than 200 bird species that call New York home. In winter, we can see hawks, owls, waterfowl, woodpeckers and songbirds. Join us for an educational and fun experience!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

I organized a guided birding walk in Central Park to get to know the more than 200 migratory and resident bird species that call New York home.

We will be visiting the Ramble of Central Park, where a set of beautiful waterfalls attract many bird species.

Binoculars, water and light snacks are highly recommended.

Join us and enjoy our birding experience!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Central PK w/w 79 St, New York, NY 10...
    Central PK w/w 79 St, New York, NY 10024, USA
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    I will be right at the entrance of the park at 79th Street (west side across the main door of Museum of Natural History). I'll carry a backpack and binoculars.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Turtle Pond

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Thomas 27 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
We did a 2-hour bird watching tour with Hector. We learnt a lot about birds, their migration behaviour, their behaviour around predators (raptors) and how to recognise them. Hector took us through Central Park and made sure we saw everything, he even got spare binoculars with him so we could see everything he did. His knowledge about birds (and other nature related stuff) and the passion he has for it, really made the tour interesting. If you like birds or nature in general, I strongly recommend doing a bird watching tour with Hector. And Hector: thanks, we had an amazing afternoon!!
Wanda 01 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Hector is an incredibly knowledgable and inspiring person. If you are into birds, nature or if you simply wanna explore one of the NYC parks, this is the person to hang out with!
Matt 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in family - Nov 2023
Hector led a profoundly educational and FUN tour for both adults and my children. We’re all now much smarter and more mindful of the birds living here and flying through town, as well as how important Central Park is for sustaining a global ecology for them.
Eva 31 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
The whole experience was fantastic! Hector knows a lot, explains very well and leads you to the places where you can see most. I highly recommend him, also as an experienced birdwatcher you can learn a lot.
Tracey 19 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Hector was an excellent, entertaining, professional, experienced and knowledgeable guide. I learnt so much about the birds and wildlife in Central Park. Definitely recommend.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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