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Bird walks and other types of forays in Central Park (NYC) and other parks in and around NYC. I have been leading these walks for 25+ years. Background: I have a PhD in evolutionary biology...have done research on migratory and resident birds (and...more
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Central Park, The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

BOB’S BIRDING CENTRAL PARK 24th September 2018 There were so many birds that Bob was aware of that filled the bird watching morning I undertook. He knew where to find specific birds and pointed out those flying above on their migratory paths. He was able...More

Thank Lynpalexander
Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You! That was a fun day...and for anyone who has never seen a hummingbird (they often backwards fly), Central Park is a great place to see them in August-October. Yes we have other special birds to see - but don't forget the many NYC...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Had a really nice time with Bob an other good NY-based birders. Take the morning trip at 07:30 its far better than 09:30.More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks Larse! Great to meet someone from Denmark. And yes, there will always be more birds (and species) seen on the earlier walk - birds are more active then, especially on hot days...it was very warm (90f or 31C) when Larse was here in Central...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful way to start the day, walking through Central Park with Bob and a friendly group of other enthusiasts. It was a beautiful day and we walked all around the park, off the paths, and saw about a dozen varieties including a pine...More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hi New Hampshire people! Thank You for your kind words - and yes you might have seen the first bird (Pine Siskin) of an historic finch flight this autumn. We look forward to similar bird species from the north including Evening Grosbeaks, Crossbills and more....More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Excellent, leisure walk through the park seeing birds (& trying not to get run over by cyclists). Great bunch of people, lots of knowledge and enthusiasm and a real plesure to be with. People from all over the place, sharing a common interest. Bob knows...More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Yes in July we were occasionally dodging people on two wheels (bicyclists). Starting in August we start dodging things with two wings: migrant birds are back in force and heading south. Thank You for your kind review! We hope our paths cross again...

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

If you are into wildlife and birds this is a must do activity. Bob is really friendly and welcomes everyone from all over the world. Get out of that bed early and do it !More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank You Neil! We enjoy quite much our UK visitors - we just wish you could have stayed an hour or so more - right after you left we had three Red-breasted Nuthatches together - quite probably an indication of a major southbound flight of...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

I was visiting NYC in early June 2018. I was looking for ways to fit in some birding during my visit and I discovered Birding Bob through an internet search. I joined Bob and his colleague Deborah for a 2 hour outing on both Saturday...More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank You Jesse! We had a wonderful time together seeing those birds - good luck back in the Sacramento area - and see you when you visit us in Central Park again.

Reviewed 6 June 2018

My husband and I have gone on two of Birding Bob's bird walks in Central Park,once in October and once in May. Bob works very hard to give you as good a birding experience as possible and he and his partner are wealths of information...More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank You ever so much for the kind review. For folks reading these reviews in summer (after 10 June and until early August), we are entering the "slow" time in Central Park. In May I could bring in up to ca. 23 warbler species on...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We love going on Bob and Debora's walks. For a small fraction of the cost of other birding tours, you get close to three hours of the best birds in the most beautiful locations, with a very knowledgeable and funny guide, in a friendly and...More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank You ever so much for your kind and thoughtful review. We love doing what we do because we can work with people and with birds...Thank You! Deborah and Bob

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Best and easiest birding ever (and I have seen a few places) with lots of warblers very close in and often at low level. Bob attracts the warblers excellently with the recordings and sounds he makes, excellent explanations and super identification skills (even without bins)....More

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank You! I remember the Saturday walk you did with us...it was raining "cats and dogs" as the expression goes here in the USA. Nevertheless using recorded calls (mostly click calls and alarm calls and not territorial songs) we managed 14 warbler species from 7:30am...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Excellent! Bob really knows his area and the birds. Educational group. Good for beginner or expert. Covered a lot of territory at a good pace. Would do it again. Lots of bang for $10.

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Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Yes that's a gold nugget of a review...right to the point: a $1000 bird walk anywhere else but we do it for $10 in Central Park. Thank You! Deborah and Bob

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