New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and
beginners are welcome.
Meet the piping plovers, cute and tiny endangered shorebirds that visit Rockaway Beach each year to nest and raise chicks from spring through the summer.
To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Schedule of Events:
11:00 a.m. – Bird Walk Adventure with the Urban Park Rangers
Location: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, enter near Beach 35th Street
Noon – 3:00 p.m. – Meet NYC Parks’ Wildlife Unit
Learn more about nesting shorebirds, and enjoy family-friendly activities
Location: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, enter near Beach 17th street
1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – View the birds — walk with Queens County Bird Club
Location: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, enter near Beach 17th Street
Note: The bird walk begins at Beach 35th Street and Boardwalk at 11:00 a.m. sharp