Spring Migration Bird Checklist
March 15, 2019
We hope you rested up during the quiet winter season, because spring is here and the migratory birds are on their way to Prospect Park! With over 150 migratory species set to make an appearance in Brooklyn’s Backyard, Prospect Park Alliance has pulled together a spring migration checklist to help you make the most of this spectacular season.
"Prospect Park lies on one of the great flight paths of the natural world, the Atlantic Flyway," notes Steven Wong, Prospect Park Alliance Public Programs Manager at the Prospect Park Audubon Center. "In fall, many species migrate south along the Atlantic coast to reach wintering grounds with abundant food. In spring, they head north to return to their breeding territories. During these months, birds of all kinds stop briefly in the park, and for some species, the park is their destination."
Starting April 6, stop by the Prospect Park Audubon Center Thursdays through Sundays for Nature Exploration! Learn about the creatures that call Brooklyn’s Backyard home, then pick up a Discovery Pack to take out into the park. And bird watchers can check out our Tips for Birdwatching in Prospect Park for information on where, when and how to see these magnificent migrators.
Spring Migration Checklist:
Red-winged Blackbird, c. Steve Nanz
Blackburnian Warbler, c. Steve Nanz
Ready to grab a pair of binoculars and get out into the park? Check out our birdwatching page, with birding tips, locations and upcoming bird walks in Prospect Park. And, download the Prospect Park App to see how many birds you can spot in our Backyard Birds Challenge!
c. Virginia Freire