"The Ramble and the Birdwatchers" Central Park Tip by nicolaitan

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The 36 acre Ramble is the most wild and untamed appearing feature of Central Park, yet other than the rocky outcroppings it is totally artificial and planned, one of the most remarkable creations of the original planners. The unplanned and seemingly untouched wild area is totally designed. Even the small creek, the Gill, which runs down to the Lake is artificial with water flow controlled by a faucet.
New York City lies along a major bird migratory path and more than 270 species of birds have been seen in the Ramble, along with raccoons and other small wildlife. It has been rated one of the 15 best birdwatching sites in the United States and draws large numbers of birdwatchers identified by their binoculars travelling both singly and in groups. The Bow Bridge is a very popular gathering place for birdwatchers. For instance, up to 20 species of warblers have been seen here. Many types of specimen trees and shrubs contribute the untamed appearance of this site.

Address: Central Park, New York, NY 10022
Directions: Bounded by Centeral Park West & 5th Ave. and W. 110thSt. & W. 59 th St.
Phone: (212) 310-6600
Website: http://www.centralpark.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 6, 2007
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