Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring 2013 Migratory Season in Bryant Park

It is once again that special time of year when birds from near and far pass through Bryant Park on their way north for the summer. We are lucky to have expert guides from the NYC Audubon to lead us as we seek out those rare sightings on our free biweekly tours. Make the most of migratory season and attend a birding tour in the park with Gabriel Willow. He is an encyclopedia of bird knowledge and relates well to novice and expert birders alike!





Birding Tours of Bryant Park
Mondays, 8am – 9am
Thursdays, 5pm  – 6pm
April 8 – May 23
Meet at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue

Follow our discoveries here on the blog with weekly updates on our sightings.

Monday, April 8
American Robin, Northern flicker, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Eastern Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Dark-eyed Junco, American Woodcock, Hermit Thrush

Thursday, April 11
American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Palm Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Eastern Towhee

Monday, April 15
Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Eastern Towhee, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow

Thursday, April 18
Rock Pigeon, American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Towhee, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, April 22
Rock Pigeon, American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Towhee, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow
*A note from our guide, Gabriel: This is a record low list of birds for one day. Migration seems to be at least a month behind Spring 2012.

Thursday, April 25
Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, April 29
Rock Pigeon, Blue Jay, Blue-headed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Palm Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Thursday, May 2
Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Hermit Thrush, Palm Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Monday, May 6
Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, Hermit Thrush, Ovenbird, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow

Thursday, May 9
Rock Pigeon, Warbling Vireo, Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, May 13
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Rock Pigeon, Least Flycatcher, Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird (many), European Starling, American Redstart (many), Black-and-White Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler*, Magnolia Warbler*, Cerulean Warbler, Common Yellowthroat (many), Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Eastern Towhee, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow
*species seen after walk ended

Thursday, May 16
Rock Pigeon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Veery, Gray Catbird, American Redstart, Black-and-White Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Canada Warbler, Ovenbird, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow


Monday, May 20
Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, Veery, Swainson's Thrush, Gray Catbird, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Eastern Towhee, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, May 23
Rock Pigeon, Red-eyed Vireo, Gray Catbird, Bicknell's Thrush/ Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow










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