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A hermit thrush (brown bird with cinnamon colored tail, dark spots o chest/breast, large dark eye) standing in a bare branch. Photo by Dietra Alyssa Semple via Unsplash

15 Species for Christmas Bird Count 2023

We had a big day on December 17th with 15 species seen during the Christmas Bird Count. The first species was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and the 15th species was a Hermit Thrush which is pictured above (note: this photo was not taken in the park). Thank you to the folks who counted with us and

A Dawn Redwood with fall colored leaves.

Giving thanks for nature in Washington Square Park

Park trees are still holding onto their leaves. For example, Dawn Redwood (pictured above) is coppery bright with needles. This conifer, a tree with needle-like leaves, is deciduous. The leaves turn chestnut in the autumn and fall throughout the season. Christmas Bird Count 2023 Join us on December 17th to observe and count birds in

Red-bellied woodpecker by Richard Davis

Washington Square Park – Christmas Bird Count 2019

On an unseasonably warm Saturday last December, five observers counted birds in Washington Square Park for the 2019 Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is a project of the Audubon Society and is organized in the five boroughs by NYC Audubon. We hope to make the CBC a regular annual event in the park. We