Help Us Make a Bird-Watching Map of New York City

Monday, May 02, 2011 and The New York Times are collaborating to create an interactive map of bird-watching spots throughout the five boroughs as part of "Bird Week," a celebration of avian life in the city.

What's your favorite place in the city to watch birds? Let us know by texting BIRD to 30644 from your cellphone or by submitting the form below.

We'll present the map of best bird-watching spots that includes your contributions by the end of the week.

Tune into The Brian Lehrer Show to hear talk of birding throughout the week.

Fill in the form and then follow the text prompts on your cellphone.

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Comments [8]

jason aloisio from Prospect Park Zoo

Teens at Prospect Park Zoo are studying bird communities in Park Slope and Crown Heights. Our results (from fall 13 and spring 14 surveys) show that Crown heights has more bird species (richness) and greater number of total birds (abundance). Check out more results by searching WCS Urban Ecology. We will be birding this afternoon!

May. 06 2014 09:25 AM
clark from Ringwood, NJ

Little unfair to ask for texting only. There ARE a few of us that don't own cell phones.

Blue birds in NJ Botanical Grdns,
Bald Eagle flying over Sloatsburg Rd near Ringwood Manor
Goldfinches in my neighborhood near Ringwood State Park
Kingfisher in Pond at Ringwood State Pk
Blue Herons

May. 10 2011 08:01 AM
John Young from Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park, but I may be prejudiced because I've been birding there for 55 years.

May. 07 2011 06:54 PM
Margot Perron from Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY

Van Cortlandt Park has the best habits for birds in an urban park. Over 600 acres of woodlands gives them plenty of space to establish their territories. Also have Tibbets Brook and a feshwater lake in the park, so lots of waterfowl as well.
A huge parking lot makes it easy for folks to get to also end of the #4 and #1 subways. Roger Tory Peterson birded here in his youth.
Best kept birding secret --Van Cortlandt Park!.

May. 07 2011 01:20 PM
Bex from Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to bird watch in the boroughs! Throughout the year you can see many kinds of birds; including herons, hawks, warblers, wrens, white-throats, waxwings....not to mention cardinals, catbirds, mockingbirds, robins, bow-tail grackles, doves.....the BBG is my second home!

May. 06 2011 08:00 PM
Rich Skalski from NY

If you want to see the bird, you can come to my apartment in NY and I will be happy to show you the bird any time you like.

May. 06 2011 06:32 PM
Rob Foran from Staten Island

One thing that's worth coming to Staten Island for is the birds. We've got acres of forest and wetlands. My "seen" list has too many birds to list, but I've seen such things as an entire flock of Cedar Waxwings displaying flycatcher behavior, and a Sharp Shinned Hawk eating a pigeon.

One caveat....when you get here, you'll be glad you came in a car. The public transit is, um, "somewhat lacking".

May. 05 2011 09:38 AM
Scott Hirschberg from Hudson River Park near Canal Street

Many wonderful birds have come to the Hudson River Park btwn 14th and Canal. Saw a Flicker Woodpecker!

May. 05 2011 08:50 AM

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