Brooklyn Bird Watchers Catch a Glimpse of Spring Migration

Image: Bird Watching Groups Head To NYC Parks As Seasonal Migration Patterns Pass Thru Area
Elizabeth, last name withheld, looks for birds with friends during one of the best months for bird watching on May 7 at Prospect Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.Spencer Platt / Getty Images

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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