Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Bird Walks

Yellow-rumped Warbler - photo by DAVID SPEISER
The spring migrants are beginning to arrive in Central Park en route to their breeding grounds. [And some will settle down to nest in the park itself.] So far the Eastern Phoebe and the Yellow-rumped warbler have been seen. Soon the trickle of arrivals will swell to a stream. The migration will reach its peak towards the end of April.

Here's the announcement I just received from the American Museum of Natural History of their excellent Spring Bird Walks.


Spring Bird Walks Led by Experts from

the American Museum of Natural History

WHAT Spring Bird Walks in Central Park

Observe the vibrant spring migration of birds in Central Park with naturalists Joseph DiConstanzo (Thursdays, 7 am) and Harold Feinberg (Thursdays, 9 am). Learn how to use field marks, habitat, behavior, and song as aids in identification. Birder field cards included.[ PS from Marie: It looks like Steve Quinn"s popular class/walk is already fully subscribed. ]

WHEN Eight Thursdays, April 5-May 25, 7-9 am

Eight Thursdays, April 5-May 25, 9-11 am

WHERE Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street.

ADMISSION $85. Limited to 25 people per series. For more information, call the AMNH Bird Walk Hotline at 212-313-7579.


PS More on Pale Male soon...