On average, the Big Apple sees over 200 species of birds a year. That said, some of the most common species were actually introduced to North America from Europe. They would be Mute Swan, Rock Pigeon, European Starling and House Sparrow. The most common native birds are Canada Goose, Mallard, Herring Gull, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, American Robin, Song Sparrow and Northern Cardinal.Read the interview at http://gothamist.com/2012/05/07/winged_animal_week_talking_to_the_c.php.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Birdwatching in NYC
Gothamist interviewed Rob Jett who blogs at The City Birder and leads birdwatching tours in Green-Wood Cemetery and Prospect Park. An excerpt from the interview: