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Redwing blackbird
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Redwing Blackbird

 

This recording of a redwing blackbird in April 2009 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge will remind you of spring all year long.

Eastern towhee
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Eastern Towhee

 

Get the sound of the woods with this Eastern towhee ringtone, recorded at Jamaica Bay Wildlife in September 2009.

Spring peepers
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Spring Peepers

 

Put the chiming sound of a pond full of peepers on your phone. This clip was recorded at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in April 2009.


Ranger Stories
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Gray Catbird

 

The squawky call of this gray catbird, recorded at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in September 2009, will get your attention every time it "rings"

Ranger Stories
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Ranger Stories Theme

 

The original theme music of our Ranger Stories podcast is a beautiful, syncopated melody punctuated with bird song.

Ranger Stories
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Ranger Stories Variation

 

This variation on our Ranger Stories podcast theme has a flowing melody with water and bird song.

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Wallpapers

Download the Jamaica Bay Wallpaper
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Jamaica Bay

Bring the serenity of Jamaica Bay to your workspace with this mellow image of East Pond in fall.

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Harbor Panorama

Enjoy this sweeping and stirring harbor vista, which includes an historic sailing ship, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Download the Great Seaport Wallpaper
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The Once Great Seaport

This celebration of New York's once bustling seaport features an historical image of the Queen Mary and a stirring line by Thomas Wolfe.


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Tour Guides

Download the walking tour brochure for George Washington's New York
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George Washington's New York
TOUR BOOKLET
Tour length: 90 minutes

Walk in Washington's footsteps in Lower Manhattan with this booklet—and discover New York's dramatic colonial history from the rumblings of revolution to the birth of a new nation. The 12-page booklet features a walking tour map, historical imagery and the compelling story of Revolutionary War-era New York.

Download the walking tour audio and map for The New Amsterdam Trail
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The New Amsterdam Trail
AUDIO & MAP GUIDE
Tour length: 90 minutes

Travel back to the 17th century and the Dutch city that became New York with this self-guided walking tour through the Financial District. The tour packet includes a printable map guide and audio narration featuring writers and historians, including Russell Shorto, bestselling author of The Island at the Center of the World.


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Download the walking tour audio and map for This Hallowed Ground
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This Hallowed Ground: Slavery in New York
AUDIO & MAP GUIDE
Tour length: 90 minutes

See familiar places in a new light on this self-guided walking tour, as you learn about New York City's early Africans. The tour packet includes a printable map guide and audio narration featuring authors and historians, including Christopher Moore, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Download the Paddling Jamaica Bay map and guide
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Paddling Jamaica Bay
MAP & GUIDE FOR KAYAKERS

Discover the natural wonders of Jamaica Bay while getting out on the water. This map guide shows you where you can launch your kayak in the bay, and what safety measures every paddler should take. The guide also tells you a bit about the bay itself, from its marshes and beaches to the hundreds of species of birds that can be found there.


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