2017 Birding Tour List of Sightings

Bryant Park Corporation

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

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, 126 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.

Fall

Monday, September 11

Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Swainson’s Thrush, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, September 14

Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, September 18

Spotted Sandpiper, Rock Pigeon, Northern Flicker, Swainson’s Thrush, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, September 21

Rock Pigeon, Northen Flicker, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, September 25

Rock Pigeon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Palm Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, September 28

Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, European Starling, White-throated Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Northern Flicker, Ovenbird

Monday, October 2

Rock Pigeon, Northern Flicker, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, October 5

Rock Pigeon, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, October 9

Rock Pigeon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Thursday, October 12

Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Wood Thrush, Ruby-crowned kinglet

Monday, October 16

Rock Pigeon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, October 19

Rock Pigeon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Spring

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

Monday, April 24

Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, American Robin, European Starling, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, House Sparrow

Thursday, April 27

Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thursh, Palm Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, May 1

Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Veery, Hermit Thrush, Catharus (sp.), Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, House Sparrow

Thursday, May 4

American Robin, Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, European Starling

Monday, May 8

Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped warbler, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, May 11

Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, May 15

Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Thursday, May 18

Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Blackpoll Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, May 22

Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Thursday, May 25

Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Swainson’s Thrush, Gray Catbird