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Spring Birding

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center
$15; including admission to the grounds

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with birders Paul Keim, Kellye Rosenheim or Gabriel Willow to look for resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season. Severe weather cancels. 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.

Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

Questions? Please email us at or call the telephone number and extension above.

One walk follows a route through woodland trails and mixed-material pathways with varying elevations; the other follows more accessible paved areas within the more central parts of the garden.

  • Paul Keim

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    Paul Keim

    Paul Keim, once referred to as the Bat Man of Brooklyn, is a freelance naturalist with enthusiasm for bats, bugs and birds. Aside from birding at Wave Hill, his favorite place to bring his binoculars is Cape May. When he is not out in gardens and parks observing nature, he is watercoloring both indoors and out. He is a member of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society and is a fulltime professional printmaker by trade.

  • Kellye Rosenheim

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    Kellye Rosenheim

    Kellye Rosenheim is the co-author, with Deborah Rivel, of Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island (UPNE, 2016). She grew up in Louisiana where she was surrounded by all manner of wildlife, but became a fanatical birder and impassioned conservationist in New York City’s Central Park. She has led walks all over the city for the Nature Conservancy, Wave Hill, and New York City Audubon.

  • Gabriel Willow

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    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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