Birding by Subway
From Central Park to Jamaica Bay, New York City boasts some of the very best birding in the United States: over 350 species have been recorded in the five boroughs.
The City owes this rich birdlife to a lucky confluence of location and habitat; situated at a pivotal point along the Atlantic Flyway, it is a major migratory stopover. Many species also stay to breed or spend the winter in the City's diverse landscape of forest, marsh, grasslands, and shoreline. Many of the City's prime birding spots are just a subway or bus ride away.
Get out to these spots with the help of our interactive "Birding by Subway" map. To get public transit directions to your NYC birding destination, click on any of the more than 25 birding spots marked with red labels on the map below. Then, enter your starting address (street address, city, state) in the pop-up window of the birding hotspot you selected and click "Get Directions." You can also choose to get biking, driving, or walking directions to these spots as well. Happy birding!