I have received several inquiries over the past few days about the status of 
the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Queens Co. Rather than respond 
individually, I am putting out a PSA.

As most of you know, the East Pond water level suffered a setback due to recent 
heavy rains. NPS has kept on top of the water situation ensuring drainage is 
going full throttle and providing feedback on the level. The latest update this 
AM, shows that the water has dropped .6 in 36 hours.

Despite that apparent movement which is positive. The water on the pond remains 
high. I just came from the north end of the pond and there is little to no 
shoreline. The water is over my ankle.

If you are planning on visiting the pond and not familiar with navigating the 
North End, I suggest birding the South End, keeping in mind that the water is 
unusually high for the reasons stated earlier.

For those who work better with a visual. I tweeted a few photos of what the 
pond looks like at the North End.  

I will continue to provide updates when necessary. Let’s keep hoping for the 

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding birding the pond.


“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most 
ferocious enemy justice can have” ~ James A. Baldwin

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Andrew Baksh

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