Breeding Bird Surveys
NYC Audubon has been involved in several surveys of New York City’s nesting birds, in addition to our 35-year-old Harbor Herons Nesting Survey and our surveys of beach-nesting birds: We conducted a partial breeding census of Central Park in 1994, and complete censuses in 1998 and 2008. We also conducted a census of Van Cortlandt Park in 2006. We are also now happy to be taking part in New York State’s third Breeding Bird Atlas.
Learn more about the Breeding Bird Atlas and explore results at www.ebird.org/atlasny/home. If you have questions about participating in the New York City count, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Park is an extremely important habitat for migrating birds and also for birds that choose the park as a place to breed. In recognition of Central Park's importance to birds, the National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy designated Central Park an Important Bird Area in New York State in 1998, recognizing the significance of its manmade avian habitats, which include meadows, grassy hillocks, rocky crags, woodlands, ravines, streams, ponds, lakes, and a reservoir. To assess the breeding species and their success, NYC Audubon has conducted three past evaluations in Central Park: a partial census of the western side of the park in 1994, and a complete census in 1998 and again in 2008.