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Bird Watching


Approximately 230 different species of birds can be found in Central Park during the year with some birds living in the Park year round and several species making an important stopover to rest and feed during spring and fall migrations. Most birds are more active in the early morning and late afternoon with some activity throughout the day. In late spring and summer you can watch for young birds learning to fly as many birds in Central Park build their nests, lay eggs and raise their young in the Park at this time of year.

Throughout the year you can borrow a free and kid-friendly Discovery Kit from a Visitor Center to create your own Central Park birding adventure, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm daily (must be returned by 4:00 pm). Each kit contains: binoculars, a guidebook, maps and sketching materials. Valid picture ID required and an adult must accompany children under 12 years of age.