2021: Cliff Swallows

In July 2020, the Freshkills Park Alliance research staff found vacant Cliff Swallow nests under the bridge connecting the 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 (vacant) nests were found, and June 4, 2021 when active nests were confirmed for the first time.  The Cliff Swallows nesting at Freshkills Park are the first confirmed on Staten Island since 1880.

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