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2018 Birding Tour List of Sightings

April 30, 2018

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, 129 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.


Monday, April 23

House Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Swamp Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Thursday, April 26

Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, White-throated Sparrow, American Kestrel Falcon, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow

Monday, April 30

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

Thursday, May 3

House Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Ovenbird, Gray Catbird, Northern Flicker Woodpecker

Monday, May 7

White-throated Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Grey Catbird, Starling, Ovenbird, Commong Yellowthroat Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Osprey, Herring Gull, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher

Thursday, May 10

House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Ovenbird, Commong Yellowthroat, Northern Parula Warbler, European Starling, American Yellow Warbler

Monday, May 14

Ovenbird, Magnolia Warbler, Starling, House Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Catbird, Black-and-White Warbler, Swainson's Thrush, Wood Thrush, Veery Thrush, Northern Parula Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager

Thursday, May 17

Rock Pigeon, Veery Thrush, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Ovenbird, Mourning Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, White-Throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Monday, May 21

White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Lincoln's Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Rock Pigeon, Black-and-White Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, European Starling, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Eastern Wood-Peewee, Magnolia Warbler, Black-poll Warbler, Northern Parula Warbler, Swainson's Thrush, Veery Thrush, American Redstart, Bay-breasted Warbler

Thursday, May 24

House Sparrow, White-Throated Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Ovenbird, Gray Catbird, Swamp Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Lincoln's Sparrow

Thursday, May 31

Ovenbird, House Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Rock Pigeon (and fledgling), Common Yellowthroat, Blackpoll Warbler, White-throated warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Swamp Sparrow

Monday, June 4

Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, House Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, White-throated sparrow, Swainson’s Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, Swamp Sparrow 

Thursday, June 7

Rock Pigeon, Ovenbird, Swamp Sparrow, Gray Catbird, House Sparrow


Monday, September 10

Rock Pigeon, Ovenbird, House Sparrow, Northern Waterthrush, American Redstart, Black-and-White Warbler, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat

Thursday, September 13

White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Gray Catbird, Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Northern Waterthrush, Connecticut Warbler

Monday, September 17

Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow, Northern Waterthrush, Swainson's Thrush, European Starlin, Rock Pigeon, Song Sparrow, Northern Parula

Thursday, September 20

House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Black and White Warbler, Swamp Sparrow

Monday, September 24

Common Yellowthroat, Rock Pigeon, House Wren, Black-and-White Warbler, Dove, White-throated Sparrow, Veery Thrush, Starling, Monarch Butterfly, Northern Flicker, House Sparrow, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Gray Catbird, Song Sparrow, Oven Bird, American Redstart

Thursday, September 27

Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Gray Catbird, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Eastern Wood Pewee, Veery, Black-and-White Warbler, Swamp Sparrow

Monday, October 1

Swamp Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Lincoln Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Song Sparrow, Blue Jay, White-throated Sparrow

Thursday, October 4

House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Common Yellowthroat, Blue Jay, Northern Flicker, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow

Monday, October 8

Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, White-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow, Ovenbird

Monday, October 15

Common Yellowthroat, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, Blackpoll Warbler, American Redstart, Gray Catbird, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Swamp Sparrow, Winter Wren, Song Sparrow, Blackburnian Warbler (deceased)