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Birdwatching at Coney Island Park

Free of charge

Where to birdwatch

Stop by the island’s bird-watching hides to observe birds and wildlife up close without alarming them. More than 80 species of resident and migratory birds have been spotted at Coney Island Park thanks to its different habitats.

Locations of the bird hides

The bird hides are located:

  • Near the West Promenade
  • At beach area B
  • Between beach areas C and D
  • Near park areas 1 and 2

Around the island, nest boxes for birds have been installed to increase the availability of suitable nesting sites. When exploring the park, pay close attention to bird calls and keep a sharp eye on your surroundings as an elusive bird could be perched nearby!

Bird species spotted on Coney Island Park

Some nationally endangered birds can be seen at the park, including the:

Other species that have been spotted include:

Type of bird

Name of bird

Common residents

Uncommon residents

  • Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
  • Rufous Woodpecker

Rare migratory birds

  • Asian Drongo-Cuckoo
  • Large Hawk-Cuckoo
  • Chinese Goshawk
  • Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler

Tips for birdwatching