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Hundreds of bird watchers or "birders" congregate in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and Manhattan's Central Park for the annual bird migration that occurs each spring. Despite its urban environment, New York City is located at a geographic nexus of the Atlantic Flyway bird migration route which results in over 200 different species of birds frequenting the metropolitan area.

A Prairie Warbler perches in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on Wednesday.Spencer Platt / Getty Images