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Want to Go Bird Watching?

Check out this list of parks around the United States from The National Park ServiceThe Central Park Conservancy also offers tips on best viewing spots in Central Park, and binoculars and guidebooks available to borrow free of charge at the Belvedere Castle.

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

This city agency is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land - 14 percent of New York City - including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. The agency regularly organizes birding events throughout the five boroughs.

Audubon Society

The mission of the Audubon society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.

New York City Audubon

New York City Audubon champions nature in the city's five boroughs through a combination of engaging and entertaining programs and innovative conservation campaigns. NYC Audubon is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the National Audubon Society. Through its efforts, NYC Audubon protects many species of birds living in the 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands of New York City. Want to know where you can find these birds? Check out their GO BIRDING page.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds

One of the best resources worldwide for aspiring and experienced Birders alike, this site from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology includes an extensive Bird Guide, tips on how to ID Birds, and examples of their Songs and Calls

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Check out their Kids' Guide to the Birds of Central Park to learn more about the most common birds found in Central Park. You can also experience the birds first hand. During the Spring and Fall, the museum organizes Bird Walks in Central Park led by experienced Naturalists. AMNH offers countless opportunities to learn about the Natural world. For more information, check out Education at AMNH or take a tour the next time you're in New York City.

American Birding Association

The mission of the American Birding Association is to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds. ABA's education programs promote birding skills, ornithological knowledge, and the development of a conservation ethic.

Linnaean Society of New York

One of the oldest naturalist organizations in the United States, The Linnaean Society of New York leads weekly walks in Central Park during migration, runs field trips around the greater New York region throughout the year and hosts an excellent lecture series at the American Museum of Natural History.  

StarrTrips

Featured in the film, Starr Saphir leads birdwalks in Central Park four times a week during the spring and fall migrations.  

Birders: The Central Park Effect

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