2021: Cliff Swallows

In July 2020, the Freshkills Park Alliance research staff found vacant Cliff Swallow nests under the bridge connecting  East and South Parks. Although this species was first recorded collecting nesting material in the Park in May 2018 it was not until July 2020 that  nests, although vacant were found.  Careful monitoring was rewarded on  June 4, 2021 when the Alliance researchers found  active nests for the first time.  The Cliff Swallows nesting at Freshkills Park are the first confirmed on Staten Island since 1880.

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