Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Many Birds of Bryant Park

Migratory season is coming to a close which means we're wrapping up a second year of free Birding Tours at Bryant Park, conducted in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

This year we expanded the program to offer two Birding Tours a week, on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Participation in the sessions ballooned as birders of all ages and experience levels visited the park to check out the wildlife in Midtown.

Included in the list of species caught making themselves at home in Bryant Park during the migratory season were the Catbird (right), Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Song Sparrow, and Common Yellow-throat, as well as a Wood thrush and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that were spotted for the first time by Monday morning's group.

Final Birding Tour of Bryant Park
Thursday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
May 20
Meet at 42nd Street & 6th Avenue

Another opportunity for bird lovers to get their fix throughout the summer is at Meet the Birds in Bryant Park, on Tuesdays at Le Carrousel.

Meet the Birds showcases exotic species like Eclectus Parrots Desi and Ruby, pictured above, African Grey Parrots, Macaws, Conures, and Parrolets that were rescued and rehabilitated by the Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Education Center. Arcadia Director and Certified Avian Specialist, Terri Jones, is on hand every week to answer questions and help you get to know the beautiful species she brings to the park.

Meet the Birds
Tuesdays, 11:30am - 2:00pm
May 11 - September 28
Le Carrousel

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