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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

New York’s Birding Hot Spots: Central Park, Prospect Park and Jamaica Bay

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Program #21100ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
New York’s green spaces are a magnet for birds migrating up and down the East Coast, the so-called “Central Park Effect” that attracts everything from warblers to woodpeckers (depending on season and weather conditions), more than 275 species in all. As numerous articles in the New York Times and a recent HBO special have documented, birding is an exciting adventure in the habitats of America’s biggest big city, especially 843-acre Central Park. Join us to discover — or rediscover — those special birds on your list amid surprisingly serene and beautiful surroundings.


Highlights

• Get background and preparation from noted local birding experts.
• Take guided birding field trips through Central Park, Prospect Park, and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to spot both native species and exotic birds that pass through during seasonal migrations.
• Learn about the conservation and preservation work of organizations such as New York City Audubon, the Central Park Conservancy, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our Birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to two to four miles over uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Explore New York, Corp.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Sep 22 — Sep 27, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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