Elizabeth Keegin Colley


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. Prospect Park has been designated one of New York’s 130 Important Bird Areas (IBA), which are critical for bird conservation.

In season, join Prospect Park Alliance at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Pop-Up Audubon for birdwatching activities for all ages. You can also enjoy seasonal guided tours led by the Brooklyn Bird Club, which publishes a list of Prospect Park birds.

While birds can be found throughout the Park, the map below highlights some of the best birding locations.

Lookout Hill
One of the Park's highest points, Lookout Hill features a wildflower meadow and woodlands that are being restored with the help of goats.

3 Bird Migration Hotspots

Bird migration season is in full swing here in Brooklyn,…

Latest Bird Sightings

Check out latest sightings in Prospect Park.

Birdwatching in Prospect Park

A key focus of the non-profit Prospect Park Alliance’s mission…

Become a Member

Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains the park. We provide critical staff and resources that keep the park green and vibrant. Become an Alliance member and enjoy great benefits to enhance your park experience.

Spring Migration Bird Checklist

We hope you rested up during the quiet winter season,…

Rules and Safety

To protect the Park’s natural habitats, please follow Park rules and safety guidelines.

Audubon at Home

Crafts, games and activities that bring the birds to you!