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Bird Watching

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


Montezuma National Wildlife RefugeOver 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

  • For the young and young at heart, tips on how to get out birding and connect with other birders more

  • Discover top birding locations across the state, local hotspots near you, and live bird cams more

  • Participate in citizen science, attract wildlife, and help migrating and resident birds. more

  • Bird watching apps and books for free or low prices can be found here. more