Jones Beach State Park, New York

Most people think of Jones Beach as the place to go in summer for swimming and sunbathing. But when the sun worshippers are gone, it is a fantastic place to watch birds. Located on the Atlantic Flyway, Jones Beach funnels warblers, sparrows, hawks and many other types of birds during migration. It is not uncommon to find many of the northern species of ducks, sandpipers, and owls spending the winter here.


November 23, 1996

Dunes at Jones Beach, NY

Images in the sand, Jones Beach State Park, NY

Footprints in the sand, Jones Beach State Park, NY

Wind blown plants and footprints of birds create images in the sand.

Pair of Purple Sandpipers - Jones Beach State Park, NY

Purple Sandpiper on a jetty - Jones Beach State Park, NY

Purple Sandpipers on the jetty.

Harlequin Ducks off the West End Beach jetties, Jones Beach State Park, NY

Harlequin Ducks

Sorry that the following images are not that good. I am posting them for their interest though.

Pair of Snowy Owls, West End Beach, Jones Beach State Park, NY

One Snowy Owl takes off, while the other remains - Jones Beach State Park, NY

Snowy Owl - West End Beach, Jones Beach State Park, NY

Snowy Owl at Jones Beach State Park, NY

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