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    Red Winged Blackbird, Hither Hills

Bird Watching

New York is one of the top bird-watching destinations in the northeast.

Over 450 different species of birds spend some time within our borders during the year.  A wide variety of habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, lakes, rivers, wetlands, pine barrens, dunes, and beaches attract birds and people alike. There are thousands of acres of quality habitats in New York that offer unique opportunities to view many diverse species of birds at state and national parks, state forests, wildlife management areas, bird conservation areas, and wildlife preserves near your neighborhood and across the state.  Whether you are a seasoned birdwatcher, or just beginning to explore the world of birds, allow I Love NY's Birding page to be your guide to excellent birding opportunities in your area and around the state.

Birding in New York State