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Going Birding? Check For Park Updates!

Things change.  Have an update or suggestion about a location described in the book?  Let us know:


We won't be able to stay on top of all sites in the book, but will post updates we receive here.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

April 8, 2016

The National Park Service  announced today that the preferred alternative for repairing the breach of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge's West Pond received a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).  This means that the way is clear for the NPS to restore this freshwater habitat that was so important to waterfowl and other migratory birds.  Congrats to the many groups who have been working toward this solution. 

Central Park North Woods

April 25, 2016

Portions of the North Woods will be closed from April to October 2016 while work takes place on the walkways, waterways and habitat.  According to the Central Park Conservancy, Phase I is expected to finish in June, but Phase II, representing the bulk of the work, will last until October.  During this time, gain access to the woodland areas from the north.  Further information:  Map courtesy Central Park Conservancy.

Central Park Ramble

June 7, 2016

A message from the Central Park Conservancy: "As part of our ongoing work to restore the Park’s Woodlands, the Conservancy is preparing to begin work on the reconstruction of paths and infrastructure in the central part of the Ramble and west of the Gill. You will see fencing going up this week. Paths will close for construction the week of June 13th, and the work is expected to be completed and paths reopened this fall." 

Drawing courtesy Central Park Conservancy

The Hills on Governors Island open

July 19, 2016

Congratulations to all on the spectacular Hills section of Governors Island.  This latest phase of a building project includes massive earthworks, native plants, storm resiliancy, killer views of the Statue of Liberty, and a giant slide.  Go out and see it and pay a visit to the Common Terns on Yankee pier.  Let's hope that the next piece of news is that the island is accessible year-round!

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