Bird List

Common Yellowthroat
Migratory Bird
Mallard
Backyard Bird
American Robin
Backyard Bird
European Starling
Backyard Bird
White-Throated Sparrow
Migratory Bird
Great Black-backed Gull
Backyard Birds
Northern Mockingbird
Backyard Bird
Mourning Dove
Backyard Bird
Herring Gull
Backyard Birds
Double-Crested Cormorant
Backyard Birds
House Sparrow
Backyard Bird
Northern Cardinal
Backyard Bird
Grey Catbird
Backyard Bird
Palm Warbler
Migratory Bird
Hermit Thrush
Migratory Bird
Rock Dove
Backyard Bird
Ring-billed Gull
Backyard Bird
Common Grackle
Migratory Bird
Ovenbird
Migratory Bird
Black-and-white Warbler
Migratory Bird
Red Tailed Hawk
Backyard Bird

Most Commonly Seen Bird Gallery

The parks of Battery Park City provide a habitat for many types of birds and feature excellent spots for both the casual visitor to catch a glimpse of wildlife and for more serious Birdwatchers to add to their life lists. The gallery above showcases some of the bird species more commonly seen, including birds who make the parks their year round habitat (back yard birds) as well as those passing through on their seasonal migrations.

The full “Life List” for Battery Park City Parks Conservancy is below.  Please note that this list follows the “Life List” categorization provided by Roger Tory Peterson’s  A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America.  5th ed.  published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002. Visitors are encouraged to send us photographs or details of their own sightings.  Please send them to info@bpcparks.org.

We would like to remind visitors to please not feed any birds seen in the parks as this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Feeding wild animals can lead to poor nutrition, the spread of disease, overcrowding, delayed migration and unnatural behavior. Please help keep wildlife wild.

You can find more information birding in NYC here.

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Bird List

Gavia_Stellata_Edit

Gavia stellata

Red-Throated Loon
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Gavia immer

Common Loon
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Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-Crested Cormorant
Nycticorax_nycticorax__Edit

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-Crowned Night-Heron
Butorides_virescens_Green_Heron2_Edit

Butorides virescens

Green Heron
Ardea_alba_in_ggp_Edit

Ardea alba

Great Egret
Cathartes_aura_flight_SAA_Edit

Cathartes aura

Turkey Vulture
American Black Duck - Mallard Hybrid

Anas rubripes x Anas platyrhynchos

American Black Duck-Mallard hybrids
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Mergus serrator

Red-Breasted Merganser
Mergus merganser

Mergus merganser

Common Merganser
Bucephala albeola

Bucephala albeola

Bufflehead
Anas rubripes

Anas rubripes

American Black Duck
Anas_platyrhynchos_Edit

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard
Brautente_Wood_Duck_Aix_sponsa_Edit

Aix sponsa

Wood Duck
Brant_(Branta_bernicla)_Edit

Branta bernicla

Brant
Canada Geese

Branta canadensis

Canada Goose
Accipiter cooperii

Accipiter cooperii

Cooper’s Hawk
Accipiter striatus

Accipiter striatus

Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle
Red Tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Red-Tailed Hawk
Falco peregrinus

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon
Falco_columbarius_Seattle_Edit

Falco columbarius

Merlin
Charadrius_vociferus_Edit

Charadrius vociferus

Kildeer
Streptopelia decaocto

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove
Columba livia

Columba livia

Rock Dove
Zenaida_macroura_Edit

Zenaida macroura

Mourning Dove
Nyctea-scandiaca-snowy-owl_Edit

Nyctea scandiaca

Snowy Owl
Archilochus_colubris_Edit

Archilochus colubris

Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Picoides pubescens

Picoides pubescens

Downy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus

Picoides villosus

Hairy Woodpecker
Sphyrapicus varius

Sphyrapicus varius

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Melanerpes-carolinus_Edit

Melanerpes carolinus

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Colaptes_auratus_Edit

Colaptes auratus

Northern Flicker
Contopus virens

Contopus virens

Eastern Wood Peewee
Tyrannus_tyrannus_Edit

Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Kingbird
Sayornis_phoebe_Edit

Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe
Vireo-philadelphicus_Edit

Vireo philadelphicus

Philadelphia Vireo
Corvus_brachyrhynchos_Edit

Corvus brachyrhynchos

American Crow
Cyanocitta-cristata_Edit

Cyanocitta cristata

Blue Jay
Hirundo_rustica_Edit

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow
SONY DSC

Poecile atricapilla

Black-Capped Chickadee
Baeolophus-bicolor_Edit

Baeolophus bicolor

Tufted Titmouse
Sitta-canadensis_Edit

Sitta canadensis

Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Certhia-americana_Edit

Certhia americana

Brown Creeper
Troglodytes aedon_Edit

Troglodytes aedon

House Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes_Edit

Troglodytes troglodytes

Winter Wren
Polioptila caerulea_Edit

Polioptila caerulea

Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Regulus satrapa_Edit

Regulus satrapa

Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Catharus_fuscescens_CT

Catharus fuscescens

Veery
Hylocichla mustelina

Hylocichla mustelina

Wood Thrush
Turdus migratorius_Edit

Turdus migratorius

American Robin
Catharus ustulatus_Edit

Catharus ustulatus

Swainson’s Thrush
Catharus guttatus_Edit

Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush
Toxostoma rufum

Toxostoma rufum

Brown Thrasher
Mimus polyglottos_Edit

Mimus polyglottos

Northern Mockingbird
Dumetella carolinensis_Edit

Dumetella carolinensis

Grey Catbird
Sturnus vulgaris_Edit

Sturnus vulgaris

European Starling
Bombycilla cedrorum_Edit

Bombycilla cedrorum

Cedar Waxwing
Wilsonia citrina

Wilsonia citrina

Hooded Warbler
Oporornis philadelphia

Oporornis philadelphia

Mourning Warbler
Seiurus aurocapillus

Seiurus aurocapillus

Ovenbird
Protonotaria citrea

Protonotaria citrea

Prothonotary Warbler
Setophaga ruticilla

Setophaga ruticilla

American Redstart
Dendroica striata

Dendroica striata

Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica palmarum

Dendroica palmarum

Palm Warbler
Dendroica pinus

Dendroica pinus

Pine Warbler
Dendroica virens

Dendroica virens

Black-Throated Green Warbler
Dendroica coronata

Dendroica coronata

Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Dendroica tigrina

Dendroica tigrina

Cape May Warbler
Dendroica magnolia

Dendroica magnolia

Magnolia Warbler
Parula americana

Parula americana

Northern Parula
Wilsonia canadensis_Edit

Wilsonia canadensis

Canada Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

Common Yellowthroat
Mniotilta varia_Edit

Mniotilta varia

Black-And-White Warbler
Dendroica caerulescens_Edit

Dendroica caerulescens

Black-Throated Blue Warbler
Dendroica pensylvanica_Edit

Dendroica pensylvanica

Chestnut-Sided Warbler
Dendroica petechia_Edit

Dendroica petechia

Yellow Warbler
Piranga olivacea_Edit

Piranga olivacea

Scarlet Tanager
Spizella_pusilla2

Spizella pusilla

Field Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis

Zonotrichia albicollis

White-Throated Sparrow
Melospiza georgiana

Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow
Melospiza melodia

Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow
Spizella passerina

Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow
Junco hyemalis_Edit

Junco hyemalis

Dark-Eyed Junco
Zonotrichia leucophrys_Edit

Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-Crowned Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis_Edit

Passerculus sandwichensis

Savannah Sparrow
Pipilo erythrophthalmus_Edit

Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Eastern Towhee
Pheucticus ludovicianus

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Passerina cyanea_Edit

Passerina cyanea

Indigo Bunting
Cardinalis cardinalis_Edit

Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinal
Quiscalus quiscula

Quiscalus quiscula

Common Grackle
Icterus galbula_Edit

Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole
Icterus spurius_Edit

Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole
Agelaius phoeniceus_Edit

Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-Winged Blackbird
Carduelis tristis

Carduelis tristis

American Goldfinch
Carpodacus mexicanus_Edit

Carpodacus mexicanus

House Finch
Carpodacus purpureus_Edit

Carpodacus purpureus

Purple Finch
Small Grey Bird

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow
Larus atricilla

Larus atricilla

Laughing Gull
Larus marinus

Larus marinus

Great Black-Backed Gull
Larus delawarensis

Larus delawarensis

Ring-Billed Gull
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Sterna hirundo

Common Tern
Larus_argentatus_ad_Edit

Larus argentatus

Herring Gull
Alectoris chukar

Alectoris chukar

Chukar Partridge