Manhattan Eurasian Collared Dove

The Eurasian Collared Dove on top of an old lamp post just across 12th ave. from the Dog Run area.

The Eurasian Collared Dove on top of an old lamp post just across 12th ave. from the Dog Run area.


This morning, Bill Fiero and I traveled to Manhattan to try to find the EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE. We arrived at the Hudson Greenway Park at Chelsea Piers at 10:30, having parked our car in the 24th St. Parking Garage. We walked to the park, entering right off 11th Ave. We checked the area near the Astro Turf and saw many Rock Pigeons. We walked over to the Sycamores near the Dog Walk area and checked there, having only Starlings and House Sparrows. We met a man asking if we were there to try for the dove. He works in the park and recommended we go to the back closer to the river where he said it is being seen often as well. We headed just a short way south and were about to cross 12th Ave when I saw the bird fly in from the south and land on an old lamp post. It gave great views and posed for a couple of pictures before flying off in the direction the man had originally suggested we go. Only 15 minutes to find our target. Since we had told the garage we would be a couple of hours, we walked to 18th street and walked the “High Line” an elevated linear park on the old rail road trestle. The park is beautiful, and I had never seen it before. We also had some nice views of the “Freedom Tower”, the closest I’ve been to that area in many years. We stopped for lunch and then headed back up state. A very nice morning in deed!
A view of the Freedom Tower from 11th Ave.

A view of the Freedom Tower from 11th Ave.

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4 Responses to Manhattan Eurasian Collared Dove

  1. bill fiero says:

    Put it in the books! Another winner. State bird # 318.

  2. Truth Muller says:

    Drat! I was in NYC that day… oh well. Can’t spot them all!

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