Bird Walks through 15 July 2020

​On MORNINGS when two walks are scheduled (e.g., 7:30am/9:30am), you can do both walks for $10.

You get two walks for the price of one. Let us know if you want to rent binoculars ($10)

Due to CoVid-2019 ALL Bird Walks are CANCELLED

until after 15 June and Likely Somewhat Longer (Late July?)

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Every Sunday in CENTRAL PARK at 9:30am ($10)
26 July (7:30am/9:30am? - Let's see the CDC Recommendations in mid-June) = YEAR-ROUND
7:30am walks resume for fall (southbound) migration after 21 July (? CoronaVirus!)
Meet at the Boathouse Restaurant (approx. 74th st. and the East Drive

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Every Saturday in CENTRAL PARK at 9:30am ($10)
25 July (7:30am/9:30am - - Let's see the CDC Recommendations in mid-June)
Meet at the Boathouse Restaurant (approx. 74th st. and the East Drive)

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OWLS WALKS Possibly One in July ($10)

 
Inwood Hill Park/Manhattan
Meet at the Indian Road Cafe (600 W 218th St, New York, NY 10034)
For Directions: https://tinyurl.com/rz5jl5n
We will be looking for Eastern Screech-owls - About 90 minutes
Email us with questions (or call us) or see info in our Newsletter
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Coming Again in August 2020:

 

Every Friday in CENTRAL PARK at 9:00am ($10)

Friday walks resume (perhaps) after 1 August 2020
Check Back on this Page to see updated Schedule as per CoronaVirus Recommendations
Meet at the Conservatory Garden (105th st. and 5th Avenue)
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​Every Monday in CENTRAL PARK at 8:00am and again at 9:00am ($10)

Monday walks resume after 1 August 2020
Check Back on this Page to see updated Schedule as per CoronaVirus Recommendations
Meet at the Strawberry Fields (72nd street and Central Park West)
Every Thursday in CENTRAL PARK at 9:00am ($10)
​Thursday walks resume in August 2020
Meet at the Dock on Turtle Pond (72nd street and Central Park West)
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If you want to hire Deborah Allen or me for a private bird walk to take place at

           anytime of the year in Central Park/NYC or the tri-state area, contact us - rates

           are reasonable. If you are visiting from afar and wish to see nesting warblers

           such as Golden-winged, Hooded, Cerulean and many others; or Eastern Long

           Island (Snowy Owls in winter) or breeding terns/skimmers/oystercatchers)

           in summer; Jamaica Bay (shorebirds in spring or autumn), or any specialty birds

           such as Harlequin Ducks (Coastal NJ such as Cape May or Barnegat Lighthouse),

           contact us - yes we do those tours and have been to these places many times:

 

​​rdcny@earthlink.net

 

 

Please check the calendar below for details about our upcoming walks.

(Click an event for more details)

LOST AND LOOKING FOR US ON A BIRD WALK? CALL: 917-495-2348

About Our Bird Walks

All walks cost $10. On days when we do an early morning walk (7:30am/8am) and a 9am/9:30am walk, you can do both walks for one price: $10/person. Get two walks for the price of one! 

Walks last about three hours, but you're free to leave anytime. We won't take it personally! 

 

If you are lost and looking for us on a bird walk, call our mobile: 347-703-5554

We have extra pairs of BINOCULARS that can be rented for $10. These are high quality bins - not cheapos! Please  email (rdcny@earthlink.net) to reserve a pair. If we don't know you need them, there is no guarantee they'll be there for you. If you are thinking of purchasing new binoculars, ask us. We can make recommendations based on your needs and your budget, and let you know where to get them for the best price.

Walks continue throughout the winter (year-round), and are only cancelled for severe weather conditions. We are a hardy bunch - particularly during spring and fall migration. If in doubt whether a walk will take place, do the following: check this web site the morning of the walk. Final info if a walk is cancelled will be posted early (by 6:30am) the morning of the walk in question on the main page on this web site, as well on the Schedule  page. If you are still worried, email me (rdcny@earthlink.net) or call us at home: 718-828-8262. If you call and no one answers, it is usually because we have already left the house to get to the bird walk!. We usually leave home by 6:30am...If no info is posted that says the walk is cancelled, then the schedule as posted prevails (yes there will be a bird walk!).

Getting there

The majority of our walks take place in Central Park, but we also do trips on Saturdays in the right season to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Reserve in Queens, Prospect Park in Brooklyn and other NYC Parks. We do occasional walks looking for owls in Central Park and other NYC parks, and to the Empire State Building at night to look for autumn and spring migrating birds.

Check our Meeting Points page for detailed information about how to get to our starting points,

The Fine Print

Please make payment to Bob DeCandido or Deb Allen in cash at the start of the walk.

 

If you are late for a bird walk, this creates problems. You can try calling Deborah's cell phone  (347-703-5554) to find out where we are...However, if you are unfamiliar with the park, finding us will be difficult. Also, having her cell phone ring during a bird walk is distracting to the people on the walk. Nevertheless, unforeseen problems do happen and you may need to call us. That being said, please (please!) do your best to be on time.  We leave the meeting location by five minutes after the posted meeting time.

We do other walks besides the Central Park morning bird walks such as owl walks at night; late afternoon migration walks in spring; trips to the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building to see night migrating birds. Check the schedule - or better yet, sign-up for our weekly email Newsletter on this web site (see the Newsletter/Blog page). Or Just send your email to me, and each Wednesday you will receive the Newsletter that has info on what we saw the previous week, bird photos from that walk, and historical notes on birds and the NYC environment from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

The Birdman of Central Park

Follow Bob through Central Park on a bird walk. Get a sense of the park's incredible beauty, along with Bob's background and expertise, his passion for birding, and his sense of humor.

@2020 ROBERT DECANDIDO, PhD