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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

Bird Rescue

flowers Rescued American Woodcock.
 

This fancy bird, a migratory American Woodcock, was rescued by High Line gardener and bird enthusiast Maryanne on Friday. It was found huddled in a doorway on West 20th Street, stunned but not visibly injured -- she guessed the little guy had flown into the side of a building and had been knocked to the ground.

Maryanne whisked the woodcock, a shorebird also known amusingly as a "timberdoodle", up to the High Line and put it in a dark cardboard box to calm it down.  It was soon picked up by the Urban Park Rangers for rehabilitation. We wish this (relatively) exotic beauty the best of luck in its recovery.

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