More than 235 species of birds can be found in Central Park over the course of the year, ranging from natives like the blue jay to more exotic migrating visitors like the great blue heron. With thousands of green spots and lots of water, Central Park is a great place to watch birds. There are several options for bird-watching walks with guides from the New York City Audubon Society, the Early Birders group, and the New York Companion Bird Club. On Sunday mornings there is a family walking tour. Children over five are welcome, and binoculars are available to borrow. For a more intense birding experience, Dr. Robert DeCandido and nature photographer Deb Allen have been leading bird-watching walks in the park for 20 years. The walks are every day except Wednesday, so you should be able to find time to join them. Family walks at 10 a.m.

Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: April 14. Continues through Sept. 1, 2013