Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Birdwatching at the Gateway National Recreation Area

A woodcock at Gateway.
NPS PHOTO A woodcock

The Gateway NRA has three units at Sandy Hook, Staten Island and Jamaica Bay. The three combined have over 325 species of birds, most of them visiting as they migrate along the Atlantic Flyway.

The Birds of Gateway Field Guide features 12 of the more noticeable species in the parks  along with the seasons when these birds can be seen here. Advanced birders might prefer the Jamaica Bay Bird Checklist.

Bird Biographies of some of the better known birds you might see at Gateway.

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