November 4, December 2, January 6, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
February 3, noon–1 p.m.
Join naturalist Brad Klein on these walks and identify birds and other wildlife around BBG. Walks are free with garden admission. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Sunday, November 4
Some species are still passing through New York heading south, others are arriving from the far north to spend the winter in Brooklyn. We’ll identify migrant and resident birds, and look for other wildlife preparing for winter.
Sunday, December 2
Winter is the best time to start bird watching, when our resident species predominate and before the confusing tropical birds of spring begin passing through. We’ll look for local denizens like juncos, tree sparrows, pine siskins, and common redpolls.
Sunday, January 6
For birders who keep a checklist of the species they see each year, now’s the time to begin counting. We’ll venture out in the cold and hope for a winter surprise… maybe a long-eared owl!
Sunday, February 3
It’s too early for the true spring migration, but we’ll watch for the earliest of the early migrants, as well as species that overwinter in NYC if the weather is mild, such as the hermit thrush, yellow-rumped warbler, and fox sparrow.