Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Central Park LEO s and the Christmas Bird Count

Two days ago Ardith Bondi, a flutist and a bird photographer, took the picture above of one of the two Long-eared Owls currently resident in the park. Next Sunday Ardith and I will be in charge of one of the teams on the Central Park Christmas Bird Count. Come if you can-- you don't have to be a good birder. Everyone can help. Bring kids! Below is more information:

108th Annual Central Park Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, Dec 16, 2007
8:00 a.m. Meet at the South Pump Station of the Reservoir (85th Street and 5th Avenue). All counting groups will be escorted by Urban Park Rangers.

12:30 p.m.: Daily tally and refreshments at the Arsenal Gallery (3rd floor of the Arsenal at 64th Street & 5th Avenue).

Dress warmly and don't forget your binoculars!

For more information, contact NYC Audubon at (212) 691-7483 or email

$5 registration fee payable the day of the event (children under 18 are FREE).
RSVP: Call (212) 360-1396 or email rsvp@parks.nyc.gov.