Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Events Preview: Birding Tours of Bryant Park

A new and exciting program that debuted in 2009, Birding Tours of Bryant Park will begin on April 12 this year, with sessions held twice a week.

Midtown may seem like an unusual spot for bird watching, but last year’s participants were able to identify 11 different migratory species hanging out in Bryant Park…and that excludes the park’s resident pigeons and three kinds of sparrows!

Like all Bryant Park programs, our Birding Tours are free and open to everyone. We provide the beautiful setting and an expert guide, all you need to do is show up!

Tours will begin at Heiskell Plaza, the park entrance at 6th Avenue and 42nd Street (by the ‘wichcraft kiosks), and will once again be led by Gabriel Willow. An expert birder and Senior Naturalist at the New York City Audubon Society, Willow’s knowledge spans the worlds of birding, ecology, history, and horticulture.

Birding Tours are conducted at a beginners pace and will touch on all aspects of bird behavior from nesting and mating, to migration and identification of specific species and genders.

Birding Tours of Bryant Park
Mondays, 8:00am – 9:00am
Fridays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
April 12 – May 20
Meet at 42nd Street & 6th Avenue

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