A little birdie told us that FREE guided birding tours in Bryant Park return for Fall 2019 on Monday, Sept. 9th, through mid-October.
You might be surprised to learn that 129 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.
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 rest and perhaps a bite to eat. Just like human visitors to the park.
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.
September and October are important months in the lives of migratory birds, especially on the East Coast, including New York City.
Millions of birds make the journey south from Canada and New England for the winter, and many of them pass through NYC en route.
Click here for a list of birds spotted in Bryant Park in Spring 2019 on their way North.
Many of them are expected back this fall, headed South, from common house sparrows and ovenbirds to the very rare Nelson’s Sparrow, spotted one recent Fall.