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Spring Birding

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center
$17; including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with birder Paul Keim 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.

  • 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.

  • Haley Scott

    Haley Scott

    Haley Scott

    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.

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