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Birding Bob

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New York City, NY, USA
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About Birding Bob
$10 Bird walks in Central Park (NYC) and other parks in and around NYC. I have been leading these walks for 25+ years; earned a PhD in evolutionary biology...have done research on migratory and resident birds (and plants) in Central Park (+ other parks of NYC) and internationally (Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Israel) - with many scientific and popular articles published on this research (see web site). Along with photographer Deborah Allen, we do several tours each week, usually starting at 7:30 and/or 9:30am in Central Park, and we welcome anyone interested in learning about birds, or the history of Central Park to join us. Our walks are fun, inclusive and we try and discover something new about the world every time we venture out. (And we have binoculars to rent!). We can be hired to do private bird walks in Central Park or anywhere in the tri-state area...travel with us in our SUV.
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feddyaroundtheglobe wrote a review Oct 3
88 contributions58 helpful votes
The walk with Bob made me discover interesting corners of the Park and beautiful birds. Even those who are not experienced birdwatchers (like me) will find it very pleasant
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from BirdingBobNYC, Owner at Birding Bob
Responded 2 weeks ago
OK..but how come only four stars? Why not five? No matter...glad you had a nice time.
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Camper584381 wrote a review Sep 2021
Portofino, Italy1 contribution1 helpful vote
Birding Bob has the most exceptional and entertaining directed bird walks I have encountered ( this includes my experiences in New York, New Jersey, and California). I am an Audubon member and have been photographing birds and birding for over 8 years. Bob and Deborah are highly knowledgable for both visual and sound birding. They know the New York area like the back of their hands. They know bird habitats and habits, and they know where to look and when. I have been joining Bob and Deborahs walks for 4 years now, and I will not miss an opportunity when visiting New York City to join them.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from BirdingBobNYC, Owner at Birding Bob
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank You! We have been working in Central Park as scientists and educators for 30+ years...but mostly we enjoy having fun, seeing and learning with people. We very much appreciate your kind, thoughtful words.
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Alexandra Wang, M.S.Ed. wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York13 contributions1 helpful vote
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I have been on many Birding Bob tours since May. I always have wonderful experiences on them. My mother and friend enjoyed his tours too. Bob is kind and knowledgeable. The other members of the tour are always nice too. The tour is always pleasant and safe. I would highly recommend Birding Bob to everyone.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob
Responded Sep 6, 2021
Thank You Alexandra for your kind words! And your photos are wonderful. Hope to see you again this autumn 2021.
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David wrote a review Aug 2021
Utah1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic time with Bob! Being from Utah, we had never seen a northern cardinal, and even though it is nearly as common as an American robin to Bob, he kindly and patiently took the time to point a few out for us. We were there just a day before hurricane Henri, so the total number of birds was a bit low, but the variety was fantastic. We added many warblers to our life list. Highly recommend a walk with Bob in Central Park if you have a chance.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob
Responded Sep 3, 2021
Thank You! You guys were much fun - and we had great looks at that Prothonotary Warbler (and the Blue-winged) - both below eye-level. And both brought in via calls from my tape/speaker. All Good!
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KrisMirasola wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York6 contributions
For locals and tourists alike, Dr. Bob Candido facilitates one of the greatest outdoor activities available in New York City with their birding walks. Mornings, afternoons, and evening- Dr. Bob’s Birding Walks avail a unique experience for everyone at any time. Like many other New Yorkers during the pandemic, I got into birding and Dr. Bob provided an incredible gateway into this urban arena. There is nothing like birding in NYC’s Central Park. Dr. Bob Candido makes birding educational and fun for amateurs like me, and for the seasoned birder, as I gather from those that have long walked with Dr. Bob. Starting by first doing my own Internet researching, I kept coming across “Birding Bob” and decided to give one of their morning walks a try. At first I was able to identify the more common backyard birds on my own, but I wanted to learn more and going out with the pros, like Dr. Bob, I never realized just how many species either resided or made their way through the heart of New York City. Dr. Bob teaches you how to observe sounds, colors, sizes, shapes, and movements in order to identify the birds. Beyond the birds, Dr. Bob also offers a wealth of knowledge about the plant and mammal life in Central Park, along with the history and layout of the park itself (Note: Birders have their own park landmarks!) Ever encouraging and knowledgable, not to mention funny, my successful fledgling entry into the world of birding is no doubt thanks to Birding Bob’s walks and I have since applied Dr. Candido’s lessons in my own excursions out in Central Park and other locations far beyond.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Robert D, Owner at Birding Bob
Responded Jun 4, 2021
Wow! Thank You - mostly we try and have fun; discover something new each time we go out on a walk. We take that approach much: fun learning/discovering...Thank You from Deborah and me
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