A little birdie told us that FREE guided birding tours are back for Spring 2021, in Bryant Park and at Wave Hill.
NYC is on the Atlantic Flyover route, and twice a year hundreds of thousands of birds travel through New York City, making their way north in the spring and south in the fall.
To the delight of birders, many of these avian visitors stop to rest during their journey, have a good meal, and see the sights. Just like human tourists.
Birding in Bryant Park
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 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.
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.
Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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 to Canada and New England for the summer, 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 (because of the NYC lockdown last year, there were no birding tours in Bryant Park, so no checklist of birds spotted).
Monthly bird walks, along with naturalist and seasoned NYC Audubon guide Gabriel Willow, return to Wave Hill.
Welcome migratory birds back to the garden and look for the ones passing through on the way to their summer breeding grounds. Explore the gardens and woodlands to look for birds that are attracted by Wave Hill’s diversity of habitats.
- Sunday, April 11, 9:30-11AM