One of the largest parks in Brooklyn, Prospect Park, offers the chance to see just about any bird that travels through New York City. Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Prospect Park is ideal for birding, with more than 250 species spotted each year, including migrating songbirds in spring and fall, and a large diversity of waterfowl and resident birds throughout the year.
For these reasons, Prospect Park has been designated one of New York’s 130 Important Bird Areas, which are critical for bird conservation.
Prospect Park features a variety of nature trails, accessible areas, viewing platforms, and an Audubon Center that is open seasonally. It is also accessible via public transportation. To plan a visit to this site or to check out more unique birding areas located throughout New York, click on the New York State Birding Trail map.
Photo of bird watchers courtesy Virginia Freire, Prospect Park Audubon Center.