Birdwatching - Prospect Park Alliance

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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.

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


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