- Talks + Tours
Indigenous Peoples' Day Birding SOLD OUT
Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center
Join Bronx-based BIPOC birder Haley Scott from the Feminist Bird Club on a birding walk with an indigenous perspective. Hear about the effects of colonialism on bird populations and how common bird names evolved from the Algonquin language to reflect the language of European settlers. It’s peak fall migration, so expect to spot a wide variety of birds in the garden and skies above Wave Hill during this special walk and talk. Birders of all levels welcome. A limited number of binoculars, monoculars and walking sticks are available to borrow at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. Space is limited; adults only please. Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend event.
Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the number and extension provided above.
Walks follow a route along mixed-material pathways with varying elevations.
Haley Scott is a BIPOC bird watcher and guide for Feminist Bird Club and NYC Audubon. She is from the Bronx, NY and is an enrolled member of the state-recognized Unkechaug Indian Nation. She has a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. It was there where she developed her passion for bird watching and environmental and outdoor education. As a college student, she spent a semester as a bird watching mentor; teaching elementary school students about native birds and local wildlife. After receiving her degree in Environmental Studies, she taught environmental education for K-5 students at a local non-profit youth development organization in The Bronx. Haley is passionate about protecting wildlife, environmental conservation, and promoting safe and accessible outdoor exploration opportunities for women, BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ community. Through her work she hopes to further educate her community about local and large-scale environmental issues and influence appreciation for and re-connection with urban parks and wildlife.