Migrants in Central Park, The Warblers Are Coming!

Migrants in Central Park, The Warblers Are Coming!

Spring is the time for migrants in Central Park. Tiny wood warblers, many of them Threatened or Endangered species, come by the hundreds migrating from their winter homes in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. They follow the ancient route we moderns now call the Atlantic Flyway. Central Park is a vital resting area for these migrating warblers and others, earning its designation as an Audubon IBA or Important Bird Area. Simultaneously, birdwatchers, wildlife photographers, and nature lovers from around the world also arrive in Manhattan. In early May, the Park becomes a month-long party of enthusiastic birders from casual observers to international experts, trading tips, sightings, and stories. Join the fun.

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The Best Place in New York City to See Warblers

The Best Place in New York City to See Warblers

Audubon has called New York’s Central Park one of the best places in the United States for birding. During the spring warbler migration this is the place to be. Hundreds of bird watchers gather here to see the warblers, like tiny jewels, resting high in the trees. The endangered cerulean, the sun-shiny yellow warbler, and the gorgeous Blackburnian warbler are a few that I look for as they pass through every spring - but then there are accidentals, like the Kirtlands that arrived suddenly last year! These are some of my favorite wood warblers to see in Central Park and the surrounding areas. They will only be resting here a short while, don’t miss them!

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