Nature

Battery Park City’s 36 acres of parks are a civic treasure, a natural haven in one of the world’s most bustling cities. Click on the boxes below to learn about the many indigenous plants, birds, and fish species that call Battery Park City home.

    • Plants

    Plants
    Stroll through Battery Park City on any day from early spring through late fall and you will be surrounded by beautiful parks that include  perennial flower beds, lawns, ornamental shrubs, and trees of many different species. Even in the depths of NYC’s winter one can find flowers in sheltered spots. Gardeners looking for a complete list of plants grown in BPCP can download the full Plant List here: Download Full Plant List
    • Birds

    Birds
    Battery Park City Authority provide a habitat for many types of birds and feature excellent spots for both the casual visitor to catch a glimpse of wildlife and for more serious Birdwatchers to add to their life lists. The gallery above showcases some of the bird species more commonly seen, including birds who make the parks their year round habitat (back yard birds) as well as those passing through on their seasonal migrations. The full “Life List” for Battery Park City Authority is below.  Please note that this list follows the “Life List” categorization provided by Roger Tory Peterson’s  A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America.  5th ed.  published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002. Visitors are encouraged to send us photographs or details of their own sightings.  Please send them to info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov. We would like to remind visitors to please not feed any birds seen in the parks as this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Feeding wild animals can lead to poor nutrition, the spread of disease, overcrowding, delayed migration and unnatural behavior. Please help keep wildlife wild. You can find more information birding in NYC here.
    • Fish

    Fish
    The Hudson River is home to over 150 species of fish. BPCA’s catch and release programs such as Go Fish! and our Marine Education field trips for NYC schools give people of all ages a chance to learn about the marine life in New York Harbor. BPCA’s staff and volunteer master anglers have  kept a “life list” of each species caugh.  The list is below. Visitors and fisherfolk are encouraged to send us photographs and/or details of their own catch.  Please send them to info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov.
    • Plants

    Plants
    Stroll through Battery Park City on any day from early spring through late fall and you will be surrounded by beautiful parks that include  perennial flower beds, lawns, ornamental shrubs, and trees of many different species. Even in the depths of NYC’s winter one can find flowers in sheltered spots. Gardeners looking for a complete list of plants grown in BPCP can download the full Plant List here: Download Full Plant List
    • Birds

    Birds
    Battery Park City Authority provide a habitat for many types of birds and feature excellent spots for both the casual visitor to catch a glimpse of wildlife and for more serious Birdwatchers to add to their life lists. The gallery above showcases some of the bird species more commonly seen, including birds who make the parks their year round habitat (back yard birds) as well as those passing through on their seasonal migrations. The full “Life List” for Battery Park City Authority is below.  Please note that this list follows the “Life List” categorization provided by Roger Tory Peterson’s  A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America.  5th ed.  published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002. Visitors are encouraged to send us photographs or details of their own sightings.  Please send them to info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov. We would like to remind visitors to please not feed any birds seen in the parks as this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Feeding wild animals can lead to poor nutrition, the spread of disease, overcrowding, delayed migration and unnatural behavior. Please help keep wildlife wild. You can find more information birding in NYC here.
    • Fish

    Fish
    The Hudson River is home to over 150 species of fish. BPCA’s catch and release programs such as Go Fish! and our Marine Education field trips for NYC schools give people of all ages a chance to learn about the marine life in New York Harbor. BPCA’s staff and volunteer master anglers have  kept a “life list” of each species caugh.  The list is below. Visitors and fisherfolk are encouraged to send us photographs and/or details of their own catch.  Please send them to info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov.
    • Plants

    Plants
    Stroll through Battery Park City on any day from early spring through late fall and you will be surrounded by beautiful parks that include  perennial flower beds, lawns, ornamental shrubs, and trees of many different species. Even in the depths of NYC’s winter one can find flowers in sheltered spots. Gardeners looking for a complete list of plants grown in BPCP can download the full Plant List here: Download Full Plant List
    • Birds

    Birds
    Battery Park City Authority provide a habitat for many types of birds and feature excellent spots for both the casual visitor to catch a glimpse of wildlife and for more serious Birdwatchers to add to their life lists. The gallery above showcases some of the bird species more commonly seen, including birds who make the parks their year round habitat (back yard birds) as well as those passing through on their seasonal migrations. The full “Life List” for Battery Park City Authority is below.  Please note that this list follows the “Life List” categorization provided by Roger Tory Peterson’s  A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America.  5th ed.  published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002. Visitors are encouraged to send us photographs or details of their own sightings.  Please send them to info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov. We would like to remind visitors to please not feed any birds seen in the parks as this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Feeding wild animals can lead to poor nutrition, the spread of disease, overcrowding, delayed migration and unnatural behavior. Please help keep wildlife wild. You can find more information birding in NYC here.
    • Fish

    Fish
    The Hudson River is home to over 150 species of fish. BPCA’s catch and release programs such as Go Fish! and our Marine Education field trips for NYC schools give people of all ages a chance to learn about the marine life in New York Harbor. BPCA’s staff and volunteer master anglers have  kept a “life list” of each species caugh.  The list is below. Visitors and fisherfolk are encouraged to send us photographs and/or details of their own catch.  Please send them to info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov.
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