WCS Member - Adult$15
WCS Member - Child$5

Whether you’re an expert or a novice, your registration fee includes:

  • All day admission to the Bronx Zoo
  • Early access to the zoo and exhibits
  • Exclusive activities and talks with our bird experts
  • A fun and educational day!

Who will be crowned champion at the first-ever Bronx Zoo Birdathon? Birders of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete for fun and prizes as this event takes flight Saturday, May 17th.

Few people associate the Bronx Zoo with birdwatching, but the diversity of habitats of the park’s 265-acre location make it a birding paradise at the very peak of spring migration. Within its location at the edge of the Bronx River and acres of meadow and forest, a wide variety of migratory and resident birds—warblers, vireos, thrushes, woodpeckers, ducks, wading birds, and more— can be observed. Experts and families will receive a birding checklist (given at the entrance) of species found in and around the zoo.

Experienced Bird-watchers

Enter the zoo at 7am at the Bronx River Gate and check as many birds off your checklist as possible before 2pm. Then meet back for final tally and awards. All birds, including those in the Bronx Zoo collection, are fair game in your quest.

Family Bird-watchers

Enter the zoo at 8:30 at the Bronx River Gate (an hour and a half before our gates open to the public). Learn about bird-watching and bird conservation from local experts and use our field guide to try your hand at finding and identifying birds at the Bronx Zoo. We’ll have guides along the way to help you and feel free to make frequent detours to explore other wildlife as well. Then meet back for final tally and awards at 11 a.m. Every participant is a winner in this category.

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