Highbury Park is rich in birdlife, a fact that is appreciated by regular visitors to the park. Kingfisher, tree creeper, jay and nuthatch have been spotted and the ponds support Canada geese, mallard and moorhen. Carrion crows are a familiar sight on the open grassland and magpies are numerous.
New scrub areas provide safe nesting sites for songbirds and the walled rose-garden has at times sheltered nesting blackbirds.
Paul Anthony has produced a comprehensive e-book of the Birds of Highbury park. You can view our Birds of Highbury Park leaflet from the same link.
He has also produced a list of birds that could be found in Highbury during the Chamberlain era. Read about them here: A Nightingale Sang in Highbury Park
Please add to our park records by sending us your sightings of birds with a date (and rough location if possible). Use our contact links, or sign-in to post a comment.
We have monitored the birds at least annually for some years to coincide with the RSPB Big Garden Watch in January, but at additional times too.
EcoRecord have also produced a list of birds sighted in the park: The Birds of Highbury Park