Bird Watching

Osprey soaring

Jake Danishevsky
Used with permission

Gateway hosts more than 325 species of birds. Some are migratory, others are here year-round. If you're new to birding there are programs for beginners at both the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Hook. Want to add to your life list? Visit our bird page to discover some of the species you may find. Most of the park is open from dawn to dusk.

Great birding spots include the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Floyd Bennett Field's North Forty, Great Kills Park, and Sandy Hook.

Last updated: July 29, 2020

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