Bird Walks occur every Saturday from September to June (with a few exceptions) at 11 a.m., and pass frequently through the Forest. To join one of these weekly walks, meet at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Leon Levy Visitor Center. A limited number of binoculars are available for loan at the Visitor Center Information Booth.
Search for the birds that use the Botanical Garden in various seasons. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with our bird expert, Debbie Becker, looking for the species that live here year-round as well as those just migrating through: owls, hawks, songbirds, and more. Learn about the bird-friendly plants and habitats that provide food, shelter, and nesting sites.
Learn more about these weekly walks on the Garden's blog, Plant Talk.
Download the NYBG Bird Walks bird list here. Copies may also be obtained at the Garden's Visitor Center.
EBird is the online database of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We encourage everyone who birds at th Garden to register with eBird (for free) as a user, and to input your data into this database. ''eBird's goal is to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers. It is amassing one of the largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence.''