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May 2019

May 11 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

Take a bird walk in Central Park - a Living Treasure hunt for spring migrants. Accidental birder Ricki Ravitts will lead the hunt for flighty warblers, shy thrush, jewel-toned tanagers and orioles - or whatever crosses our path. Ricki began birding some years ago when she saw her first warbler, "Did I just see a little yellow bird wearing a black Zorro mask?" Yes, indeed. Her obsession grew over years of birding in local parks, plus trips throughout Central and South…

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May 18 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

Take a bird walk in Central Park - a Living Treasure hunt for spring migrants. Accidental birder Ricki Ravitts will lead the hunt for flighty warblers, shy thrush, jewel-toned tanagers and orioles - or whatever crosses our path. Ricki began birding some years ago when she saw her first warbler, "Did I just see a little yellow bird wearing a black Zorro mask?" Yes, indeed. Her obsession grew over years of birding in local parks, plus trips throughout Central and…

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May 25 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

Time to see who's at the Reservoir and Pinetum! Join Alan Messer, WBF member, artist, and birder, to check the Reservoir for passage and breeding waterbirds and swifts, then into the Pinetum for breeding songbirds and woodpeckers, and then the Ramble for late warblers and flycatchers. We'll be meeting at the Wild Bird Fund (address below) at 9 AM SHARP on May 25, 2019, with the rain date set for May 26, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. The walk is…

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June 2019

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wild Bird Fund, 565 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024 United States

Time to see who's at the Reservoir and Pinetum! Join Carine Mitchell, WBF member, educator, and avid birder, for a walk in Central Park’s Ramble to see woodpeckers, flycatchers, thrushes, nesting vireos and robins, and late migrating warblers. Expect to see fledgling sparrows, blue jays, starlings, robins, and grackles being fed by their parents. We'll be meeting at the Wild Bird Fund (address below) at 9 AM SHARP on June 1, 2019. The walk is $15; for members of WBF, it…

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June 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

Need to brush up on your bird photography skills? Join WBF and native New York photographer Charles Chessler for a fun couple of hours learning how best to capture the beautiful birds that visit and make Central Park their home. At 10 AM Charles will spend a half hour discussing some basic photographic concepts and best settings for bird photography. Then we'll head into the park to see what we can see...and, hopefully, we'll all go home with some exciting images.     We'll be meeting at the Wild Bird Fund (address below)…

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