Hamilton Park, Jersey City

Hamilton Park is a small park in downtown Jersey City; the surrounding neighborhood is named for the park. Like many urban “micro-parks,” it serves as a migrant trap, with birds sometimes much more up close and personal than in an area with more available habitat. As of this writing, I’ve seen 56 species in (or flying over) Hamilton Park.

1 Canada Goose
2 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Cooper’s Hawk
4 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Ring-billed Gull
6 Rock Pigeon
7 Mourning Dove
8 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
9 Chimney Swift
10 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11 Downy Woodpecker
12 Northern Flicker
13 Eastern Wood-Pewee
14 Eastern Phoebe
15 Yellow-throated Vireo
16 Warbling Vireo
17 Red-eyed Vireo
18 Fish Crow
19 Tree Swallow
20 Barn Swallow
21 Tufted Titmouse
22 White-breasted Nuthatch
23 House Wren
24 Golden-crowned Kinglet
25 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
26 Veery
27 Swainson’s Thrush
28 Wood Thrush
29 American Robin
30 Gray Catbird
31 Northern Mockingbird
32 European Starling
33 Cedar Waxwing
34 Ovenbird
35 Black-and-white Warbler
36 Common Yellowthroat
37 American Redstart
38 Northern Parula
39 Magnolia Warbler
40 Bay-breasted Warbler
41 Yellow Warbler
42 Chestnut-sided Warbler
43 Blackpoll Warbler
44 Black-throated Blue Warbler
45 Pine Warbler
46 Yellow-rumped Warbler
47 Black-throated Green Warbler
48 Canada Warbler
49 Dark-eyed Junco
50 White-throated Sparrow
51 Northern Cardinal
52 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
53 Common Grackle
54 House Finch
55 American Goldfinch
56 House Sparrow