A little birdie told us that FREE guided birding tours in Bryant Park return for Fall 2018 on Monday, Sept. 10th, through mid-October.
You might be surprised to learn that 120 species of birds have been spotted in the park, just a couple of blocks from Times Square.
Twice yearly, Spring and Fall, thousands of birds pass over New York City, making their way north in the spring and south in the fall.
To the delight of Big Apple birders, many of these avian travelers need a place to rest during their journey, and many of them spot Bryant Park and swoop down for a rest, and perhaps a good meal.
April and May are important months in the lives of migratory birds, especially on the East Coast, including New York City. Millions of birds make the journey north towards Canada and New England for the summer and many of them pass through NYC en route.
Bryant Park is Manhattan’s largest swatch of trees and grass south of Central Park, and it catches many of these tired travelers, who stop over in the park for a respite and perhaps a bite to eat. Just like human visitors to the park.
So far, Bryant Park birders have spotted 120 species at the park, from common house sparrows and ovenbirds to the very rare Nelson’s Sparrow, spotted one recent Fall.
Bring binoculars, and your enthusiasm.