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Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species.  They are accessible through our extensive trail system located in an urban setting. Read more about how this precious resource is managed and cared for.

 

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Posts Tagged Birding

Birding by Howard Fischer

Birding by Howard Fischer

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 [more...]

Birds of the Greenbelt by Cliff Hagen

Birds of the Greenbelt by Cliff Hagen

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 [more...]

Bird sightings in the Greenbelt by Howard Fischer

Bird sightings in the Greenbelt by Howard Fischer

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 [more...]