NYC Zoos & Aquariums
by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014 [Updated 05/06/2015]
Courtesy, National Park Service
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Attention, bird-watchers! This is the place to check out the feathered creatures of your dreams. With more than 330 species of birds on the premises, plus a salt marsh, woods and freshwater ponds, this wildlife refuge, set on 9,155 breathtaking acres, is like an oasis in the middle of New York City. Even if bird-watching isn't your thing, there's plenty to do, including hiking, exploring the nesting habits of turtles and admiring the vast array of wildflowers, moths and butterflies.