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May 2018

May 12 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wild Bird Fund, 565 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024 United States

Spring Migration is in full swing! Time to get outside and see who's around! Please join WBF member, artist, and birder, Alan Messer for a deep Spring bird walk on Saturday, May 12 (Rain Date, May 13). In Central Park, we'll be searching for warblers, catbirds, vireos, and late migrant sparrows and finches. This time of year brings the flycatcher family including those difficult to identify of the genus Empidonax. Enjoy our birds and blooms of spring. We'll be meeting…

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May 26 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wild Bird Fund, 565 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024 United States

WHEN: Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM WHERE: Starts at Wild Bird Fund at 565 Columbus Avenue, and then travel to Central Park COST: $20 per person, $15 for members! 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 10:00 AM Charles will spend a half hour discussing some basic photographic concepts and best…

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October 2018

October 6 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

Still haven't seen enough birds this season? Please join us and expert birder Carine Mitchell this Saturday, October 6, for a bird walk through Central Park as we see which migrants are stopping by on their way south. We might even release a few tiny patients who have recuperated and are ready to go. We'll be scanning the Ramble for those hard-to-ID warblers, as well as tanagers, thrushes, woodpeckers and nuthatches. We'll keep our eyes out for migrating raptors, including…

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October 24 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

For Members Only: The Wonders of Pigeons in Motion - Back by popular demand! Andrew Garn, photographer and Wild Bird Fund volunteer, will discuss the dynamics of pigeon flight, using his own stunning photographs as examples. The talk is based on his book, The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers (powerHouse Books). WBF director Rita McMahon contributed an essay to the book. Signed books will be available for purchase, with 100% of sales to benefit the Wild Bird Fund. Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018…

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October 28 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

Time to get outside and see who's around! Join WBF member, illustrator and naturalist Alan Messer for a fall hawk walk in Central Park on Saturday, October 27 (rain date October 28). We'll look for redtails and broad-winged hawks, as well as sharp-shinned and Cooper's hawks. Other raptors and soaring migrants can be seen overhead this time of year. We'll make our way through the Pinetum and into the Ramble to look for sparrows, woodpeckers, finches and nuthatches. The crisp…

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