Q. Do you have a list of the birds that live at NYBG?


Many birds pass through NYBG; robins, hawks, owls, and many others live here year-round. The garden’s magnificent 250 acres of outdoor gardens and collections, open meadows, native forest, and water bodies such as the Bronx River and Twin Lakes entice birds migrating through the area in spring and fall as well as those that stay to nest in summer or spend the winter.

In December (12/17/14; a high of 50°F expected) two red-tailed hawks were bathing in the Fountain of Life in front of the library building. There are many other birds in a variety of sizes, such as vultures, eagles, hawks, but only one type of falcon--the peregrine--along with small finches, such as the American goldfinch, and purple finch to name just a few.

See the garden's Birds brochure for a complete list of species seen at the garden (Note: There are two-pages--be sure to scroll down). Also, as noted in the brochure, the garden offers bird walks on Saturday mornings from September through June.

For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service


  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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