Bring your binoculars to Fort Tryon Park, home to a diverse bird population, with over 20 bird species that live here year-round and over 60 more that visit during certain seasons! From late February to early June, spring migrants – such as the the golden-crowned kinglet and yellow-rumpled warbler – arrive by the dozens to rest and fuel up on nuts, seeds, berries, and insects. Many of the same birds stop in Fort Tryon Park again during their fall migration south. In the winter, you can see some of our year-round residents such as the northern cardinal, northern mockingbird, and red-tailed hawk.
The park has guided birding walks throughout the year. Please see the Events Calendar for upcoming dates.
One of the best birding spots in Fort Tryon Park is Cabrini Woods Nature Sanctuary, a narrow woodland located at the southwest corner. Due to the topography, the site offers visitors an elevated, canopy-level viewpoint from the sidewalk along Cabrini Boulevard between 190th Street and Margaret Corbin Circle. This unique vantage point attracts local birders throughout the year and is an excellent spot for beginning birders to hone their skills. The area is occasionally open to tours provided by the Fort Tryon Park Trust.
Learn more about the birds and ecology of Fort Tryon park! These lists equip novice and experienced birders with a list of species that have been observed in the park and worksheets offer educational activities for kids of all ages.