Welcome to City Island Birds


My name is Jack Rothman. I began birding Pelham Bay Park in the early 1990's and discovered it's rich bird life. I was surprised to discover there were few people coming here to bird, as compared to other NYC parks. In 2007, when blogging and internet becoming popular, I decided to create a website dedicated to birding the park. I thought it would help attract birders here. I held our first bird walk in 2007, and we now have a distribution list of about 300 participants.


You can watch a video birdwalk from Bronxnet,


Or a video about us by Raphael Samanez,