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United States, New York


Surprisingly productive park right in the middle of Manhattan, the local urbanization funnels many migrant birds through this park each spring and fall.


Notable Species

The parks most well known residents are Red Tail Hawks, Pale Male and his mate Lola who nest opposite the model boat basin at 79th Street and use the park as their hunting ground.


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Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Site Information

Best times are late April to late May and late August to early October. Worst times are July, January.

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

The main area of interest is the Ramble, on the north shore of the Lake within the park, whose wooded area attracts many passerines and many birders

The south end of the park by 59th street has a large pond. the north west side of which contains the Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

Further north is Turtle Pond and the Belvedere. This pond is used by many migrating wading birds.

Access and Facilities

The Ramble is just north of the Boat House where you can stop for coffe, lunch and use the restrooms.'

Contact Details

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External Links

here are several websites that deal with birds seen in the park and neighboring areas:

are at least three of them.

Content and images originally posted by philjeffrey