2019 Birding Tour List of Sightings

Angelito Jusay

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, 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.

Spring

Monday, April 22

Eastern Towhee, Rock Pigeon, White-throated Sparrow, Starling, House Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Chipping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Grey Catbird, Downy Woodpecker, Gull, American Robin

Thursday, April 25

House sparrow, Rock Pigeon, White-throated sparrow, Song sparrow, Gray Catbird, Swamp sparrow, European starling, House Wren

Monday, April 29

House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Tohee, Common Grackle, Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, Warbler (sp.)

Thursday, May 2

Gray Catbird, Rock Pigeon, Hermit Thrush, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (deceased), Common Yellowthroat, White-throated Sparrow, American Yellow Warbler, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, European Starling, Northern Waterthrush, Swamp Sparrow, Norther Parula

Monday, May 6

Ovenbird, Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Robin, Swamp Sparrow, Gull (sp.), Norther Waterthrush, Yellow Warbler, Blue Jay, Common Yellowthroat, Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Redstart, Veery Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, Northern Parula.

Thursday, May 9

Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, White throated Sparrow, Wood Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, American Redstart, Song Sparrow, European Starling, Swainson’s Thrush

Monday, May 13

Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, White throated Sparrow, Wood Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow

Thursday, May 17

Ovenbird, Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, European Starling, White-throated Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Tennessee Warbler, Wood Thrush, Baltimore Oriel

Monday, May 20

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

Thursday, May 23

Rock Pigeon, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, White-throated Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Magnolia Warbler, Starling

Monday, May 27

Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Common House Sparrow, English Sparrow, Black and White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Canada Warbler

Thursday, May 30

House Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Common Yellowthroat, American Woodcock, European Starling

Monday, June 3

House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow

Thursday, June 6

Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, European Starling

Fall

Monday, September 9

Common Yellow Throat, Ovenbird, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Herring Gull, Fly Catcher, European Starling, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Back-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, American Robin

Thursday, September 13

Common Yellow Throat, Ovenbird, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, American Kestrel, European Starling, Northern Waterthrush, Back-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, House Sparrow

Monday, September 16

Common Yellow Throat, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, European Starling, White-throated Sparrow, Grey Catbird, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Yellow Warbler, House Wren, Herring Gull

Thursday, September 19

Scarlet Tanager, Gray Catbird, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Peregrine Falcon, American Redstart