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The following are species that can be seen in the five boroughs (Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island). Meant as a tool for birders, it provides a relative measure of seeing a specific species when birding in an appropriate habitat in New York City. Loons to Cormorants Bitterns to Vultures Waterfowl Diurnal Raptors Pheasant to Rails Shorebirds Jaegers to Alcids Pigeons to Owls to Woodpeckers Flycatchers Shrikes to Vireos to Wrens Kinglets to Thrushes to Waxwings Warblers Tanagers to Sparrows to Grosbeaks Blackbirds, Grackle to Orioles, Finches, Old World Sparrows The above information is taken from the New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area.
Species not included in the list because they have been seen only once or twice include: Pacific Loon Magnificent Frigatebird Wood Stork Sandhill Crane Reddish Egret Roseate Spoonbill Fulvous Whistling Duck Cinnamon Teal Wilson's Plover Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Broad-billed Sandpiper Spotted Redshank Sooty Tern Cave Swallow Sage Thrasher Townsend's Solitaire Townsend's Warbler Black-throated Gray Warbler Swainson's Warbler Lark Bunting Painted Bunting Nested indicators are not provided for species that have not nested since the 1970s.
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