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November 2016
November 7, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come to the Brooklyn Historical Society on Monday, 7 November 2016 at 7 PM to listen to a panel of experts – including WBF’s own Rita McMahon – discuss the history of how pigeons came to NYC and their adaptations to co-existence with humans. Description: Some people nurture entire flocks of pigeons, others see them as the rats of the sky, and many of us appreciate them as urban wildlife. Love them or hate them, pigeons in New York City…

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November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

355 bird species live in or migrate through New York City. Surrounded by water, with 50,000 acres of parks and open spaces, the city is both an oasis and an obstacle course. Hundreds of thousands of birds are hurt or killed simply by flying into our buildings. Others fall prey to cat and dog attacks, cars and bicycles, pollution and litter. Ninety percent of the cases seen by the Wild Bird Fund Center are directly or indirectly due to human…

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December 2016
December 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

YOU’RE INVITED TO WBF’S SEMI-ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE WHEN: Saturday, December 17 from 12 to 5 pm. WHERE: Wild Bird Fund, 565 Columbus Avenue (north of 87th) WHY: Your opportunity to see first-hand what WBF does. WBF is the only wildlife rehabilitation facility in NYC, treating 4,500+ wild patients this year. With a small but dedicated staff and hundreds of caring volunteers, WBF heals injured songbirds, squirrels, pigeons, hawks, herons, ducks, and swans, among many other species. WHAT: A behind-the-scenes tour:…

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January 2017
January 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrate the New Year with Alan Messer and WBF!  Please join WBF member and artist/naturalist Alan Messer for a bird walk on Sunday January 1st (rain date: Sunday Jan. 2). We will walk into Central Park and scan the reservoir for waterfowl and gulls, and check out the Pinetum for kinglets and raptors. We’ll then navigate the Ramble for sparrows, finches, woodpeckers, nuthatches, and other over-wintering species, who have much to teach us about resiliency and persistence in the face…

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January 16 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SEBASTIAN ALAPPAT- Fossilized January 20- February 26, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, January 20, 6-8:30pm The Windows of the Wild Bird Fund is pleased to announce the sculpture exhibit Sebastian Alappat’s Fossilized. Inspired by his life long fascination with dinosaurs and extinct species, Alappat has reinterpreted the standard fossil. Using Whole Foods paper bags, flour, glue and water to create a custom papier-mache, the formula is then molded to form the sculptures. Once dried, the works are polyurethaned to achieve a…

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