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Bird Watching NYC

Find parks, bird sanctuaries, and other cool bird watching spots in NYC where you can view beautiful and exotic species of birds. Explore Fun New York's comprehensive, go-to guide to bird watching in NYC. See our complete list of outdoor venues, where you can enjoy bird watching in New York City.

Prospect Park

A Home to Some of NYC's Most Beautiful Birds!

Enjoy a memorable bird-watching expedition through NYC's Prospect Park--home to over 200 species of birds!  Located along the Atlantic Flyway for North American bird migration, the park is one of the go-to places for birding in NYC.  You'll even find rare birds like the Pied-billed Grebe, the American Bittern, and the Saw-whet Owl.  Other birds commonly spotted in the area are the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, the Green Heron, the Red-tailed Hawk, and 18 species of ducks.


The website includes an interactive map, in which you can view the best bird-watching sites in the park.  If you're new to the sport of bird-watching, the Audubon Center hosts an Introduction to Bird-Watching tour every Saturday from 12 to 1:30 in the afternoon.  Learn fascinated details about the many species of birds that frequent the area.