Bird List

Common Yellowthroat
Migratory Bird
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
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

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

Red-Throated Loon

Gavia immer

Common Loon

Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-Crested Cormorant

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-Crowned Night-Heron

Butorides virescens

Green Heron

Ardea alba

Great Egret

Cathartes aura

Turkey Vulture

Anas rubripes x Anas platyrhynchos

American Black Duck-Mallard hybrids

Mergus serrator

Red-Breasted Merganser

Mergus merganser

Common Merganser

Bucephala albeola


Anas rubripes

American Black Duck

Anas platyrhynchos


Aix sponsa

Wood Duck

Branta bernicla


Branta canadensis

Canada Goose

Accipiter cooperii

Cooper’s Hawk

Accipiter striatus

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle

Buteo jamaicensis

Red-Tailed Hawk

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Falco columbarius


Charadrius vociferus


Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove

Columba livia

Rock Dove

Zenaida macroura

Mourning Dove

Nyctea scandiaca

Snowy Owl

Archilochus colubris

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Picoides pubescens

Downy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus

Hairy Woodpecker

Sphyrapicus varius

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Melanerpes carolinus

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Colaptes auratus

Northern Flicker

Contopus virens

Eastern Wood Peewee

Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Kingbird

Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Vireo philadelphicus

Philadelphia Vireo

Corvus brachyrhynchos

American Crow

Cyanocitta cristata

Blue Jay

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

Poecile atricapilla

Black-Capped Chickadee

Baeolophus bicolor

Tufted Titmouse

Sitta canadensis

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Certhia americana

Brown Creeper

Troglodytes aedon

House Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

Winter Wren

Polioptila caerulea

Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher

Regulus calendula

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Catharus fuscescens


Hylocichla mustelina

Wood Thrush

Turdus migratorius

American Robin

Catharus ustulatus

Swainson’s Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush

Toxostoma rufum

Brown Thrasher

Mimus polyglottos

Northern Mockingbird

Dumetella carolinensis

Grey Catbird

Sturnus vulgaris

European Starling

Bombycilla cedrorum

Cedar Waxwing

Wilsonia citrina

Hooded Warbler

Oporornis philadelphia

Mourning Warbler

Seiurus aurocapillus


Protonotaria citrea

Prothonotary Warbler

Setophaga ruticilla

American Redstart

Dendroica striata

Blackpoll Warbler

Dendroica palmarum

Palm Warbler

Dendroica pinus

Pine Warbler

Dendroica virens

Black-Throated Green Warbler

Dendroica coronata

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Dendroica tigrina

Cape May Warbler

Dendroica magnolia

Magnolia Warbler

Parula americana

Northern Parula

Wilsonia canadensis

Canada Warbler

Geothlypis trichas

Common Yellowthroat

Mniotilta varia

Black-And-White Warbler

Dendroica caerulescens

Black-Throated Blue Warbler

Dendroica pensylvanica

Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Dendroica petechia

Yellow Warbler

Piranga olivacea

Scarlet Tanager

Spizella pusilla

Field Sparrow

Zonotrichia albicollis

White-Throated Sparrow

Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow

Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow

Junco hyemalis

Dark-Eyed Junco

Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-Crowned Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis

Savannah Sparrow

Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Eastern Towhee

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Passerina cyanea

Indigo Bunting

Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinal

Quiscalus quiscula

Common Grackle

Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole

Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole

Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-Winged Blackbird

Carduelis tristis

American Goldfinch

Carpodacus mexicanus

House Finch

Carpodacus purpureus

Purple Finch

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

Larus atricilla

Laughing Gull

Larus marinus

Great Black-Backed Gull

Larus delawarensis

Ring-Billed Gull

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Larus argentatus

Herring Gull

Alectoris chukar

Chukar Partridge