Strap on some binoculars and pull on a pair of hiking boots—it’s prime time for bird watching in the boroughs.
Most wouldn’t associate New York City as an oasis for wildlife, but it’s actually smack in the middle of the Atlantic Flyway, which makes it an ideal stop for birds as they nest and pack on the pounds during their migration north from roughly March through April. On the hunt for a golden-winged warbler? Or maybe an orchard oriole sighting? World-class birding spots are only a subway, bus, or ferry trip away, and if this is your first foray into the world of birding, there are plenty of free bird walks offered by the NYC Audubon and NYC Parks, among others, to help get you started. One local outdoors group compiled this nifty guide for beginners.
Here are some of the best spots to gawk at the trees for the aerial procession.Read More