Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. The diversity of bird species found in these second growth forests is amazing. Birding falls into seasonal categories and the open spaces and wetlands of our Greenbelt certainly reflect that fact. Each season has its highlights, expected species and resident species.
Each year thousands of birds travel through our Greenbelt as they make the round-trip journey from the northern woodlands of New England to all points south. And each year those thousands of birds find our Greenbelt a safe respite, a fruitful woodland along the Atlantic flyway to rest and refuel. The bi-annual fanfare of bird […]
Below is a list of birds that have been sighted in the Greenbelt; the list includes observations going back to 1968. Click on the bird names in green for a link to species information. Canada Goose Mute Swan Wood Duck American Black Duck Mallard Ring-necked Duck (Ohrbach Lake) Bufflehead Hooded Merganser Common Merganser Ruddy Duck Ring-necked Pheasant […]