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Spring Birding

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Meet at Perkins Visitor Center
Price
$17; including admission to the grounds
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Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with birder Gabriel Willow to look for resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season. A limited number of binoculars, monoculars and walking sticks are available to borrow at the Perkins Visitor Center. Birding walks take place the second Sunday of every month. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Severe weather cancels. Registration required; online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

Walks follow a route along mixed-material pathways with varying elevations. A limited amount of walking sticks are available to borrow. Pace varies from a slow walk to moderate walk throughout.

  • Gabriel Willow

    Wave hill gabriel willow credit joshua bright 2209 md

    Gabriel Willow

    Gabriel Willow is a naturalist with a particular passion for birds and urban spaces. He is an environmental educator and ecological tour guide in NYC, where he leads tours and teaches classes for NYC Audubon and Wave Hill, among others. His tours focus on seeking out the overlooked and ignored elements of wildness hiding all around us, ranging from boat trips on the East River, to kayaking on Newtown Creek, to seeking the elusive Peregrine Falcons nesting on skyscrapers near Wall Street. He has created programs for Lincoln Center, the Morgan Library and Museum, the NY Botanical Garden, and more. He is also an artist, illustrator, and DJ.

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