Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring 2017 Birding Tour List of Sightings

Bryant Park's Birding Tours take place during Spring and Fall migrations, when dozens of species use the park as a pit stop on their seasonal journeys. Over the years, 124 unique species of bird have been spotted in Bryant Park. This list will be updated with each tour's list of sightings.

It looks like song sparrows are headlining the early stage of migration season in Bryant Park. We saw seven on our first tour of the season. Known for having particularly beautiful songs, you can recognize them by their calling card: three to four short clear notes, followed by a more complex melody.

As always, our friends at the New York City Audubon Society lead these avian outings.

Monday, April 10
Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, American Woodcock

Thursday, April 13
Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, Northern Mockingbird, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, April 17

Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Blue Jay, Hermit Thrush, European Starling, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, April 20
American Woodcock, Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Spring Birding Tours
April 10 - May 18
Mondays, 8am-9am
Thursdays, 5pm-6pm

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