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Brooklyn skyline, May 2005


One of the best birding locations in the New York City area. Many rarities have been found here.


Notable Species

Notable species breeding at Jamaica Bay include: Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Glossy Ibis, American Oystercatcher, Willet, and Barn Owl.


Rarities include Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Black Brant, Reddish Egret, White-faced Ibis, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swainson's Hawk, Gyrfalcon, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Curlew Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint, Little Stint, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Ruff, Black-headed Gull, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cave Swallow, Townsend's Solitaire, Redwing, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Lark Bunting,


Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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