Monday, April 11, 2016

2016 Spring List of Sightings

Over the last few years, we have cultivated a relationship with the NYC Audubon, resulting in biweekly Birding Tours of the park during migration. We've been delighted as our Audubon Guide Gabriel Willow teaches us about the avian life of NYC, and helps us spot some of these magnificent creatures up close. Now Gabriel shares his experiences in the park.

During our years of birding tours,120 unique species of bird have been spotted in Bryant Park. The below list of sightings will be updated after each tour. 

A sparrow rests on a balustrade.

Monday, April 11
Rock pigeon, House sparrow, Gray catbird, White-throated sparrow, Song sparrow, Fox sparrow, European starling

Thursday, April 14
Rock pigeon, House sparrow, Gray catbird, White-throated sparrow, song sparrow, European starling, Hermit thrush, Eastern towhee

Monday, April 18
Rock pigeon, House sparrow, White-throated sparrow, American robin, Gray catbird, Eastern towhee, Hermit thrush, Dark-eyed junco, European starling, Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Savannah sparrow (a species not spotted in the park since 2012), Song sparrow

Thursday, April 21
Brown thrasher, Rock pigeon, House sparrow, European starling, Dark-eyed junco, Hermit thrush, White-throated sparrow, Eastern towhee, Song sparrow, Peregrine falcon, Gray catbird

Monday, April 25
Rock Pigeon, Yellow-bellied sapsucker, House wren, Ruby-crowned kinglet, Hermit thrush, Gray catbird, European starling, White-throated sparrow, Song sparrow, Eastern towhee, House sparrow

Thursday, April 28
House sparrow, Rock pigeon, Gray catbird, White-throated sparrow, European starling, Ruby-crowned kinglet, Hermit thrush, Eastern towhee

Monday, May 2
Dark-eyed junco, Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Ovenbird, Rock pigeon, European starling, House sparrow, Eastern towhee, Hermit thrush, White-throated sparrow, Gray catbird, Song sparrow

Thursday, May 5
European starling, Rock pigeon, House sparrow, Eastern towhee, Hermit thrush, Ovenbird, Gray catbird, Brown thrasher, Black-and-white warbler, Palm warbler, White-throated sparrow, Yellow-bellied sapsucker

Monday, May 9
American kestrel, Rock pigeon, European starling, House sparrow, Gray catbird, White-throated sparrow, Black-and-white warbler, Eastern wood-pewee, Wood thrush, Ovenbird, Brown thrasher, Common yellow-throat, Song sparrow

Thursday, May 12
Rock pigeon, Gray catbird, Ovenbird, Common yellowthroat, White-throated sparrow, House sparrow

Monday, May 16
Northern waterthrush, Song sparrow, White-throated sparrow, Gray catbird, European starling, Common yellowthroat, Hermit thrush, Ovenbird, Rock pigeon, House sparrow, Scarlet tanager, Black-throated Blue warbler, American redstart, Northern parula, Black-and-white warbler, Wood thrush

Thursday, May 19
Ovenbird, Gray catbird, House sparrow, European starling, Rock pigeon, Common yellowthroat, White-throated sparrow, Black-throated blue warbler, Veery, Yellow-rumped warbler, Swamp sparrow
April 11 - May 19
Mondays, 8am-9am
Thursdays, 5pm-6pm

Tours meet at the Birding Tours sign at the 42nd Street and 6th Avenue entrance 

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