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Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

Birding Basics Hallett

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a nature sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.


Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; registration required. No groups, please.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.