Central Park Birds

Leader or Speaker: 
Deborah Allen
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
January 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Central Park Birds

Explore the bird life of Central Park with researcher and wildlife photographer, Deborah Allen. Central Park, situated on the Atlantic flyway, is internationally acknowledged as one of the best places to observe migratory birds in spring and fall. In April and May, as songbirds travel north to nest, many will stop to rest and feed in the Ramble and North Woods of Central Park. Of these, the small and colorful wood warblers, in brilliant breeding plumage, are the most sought after. Historically, thirty-nine species of Wood Warblers and 296 species of birds have been recorded in Central Park. We’ll take a look at the history of birding in Central Park, including migrants, breeding and wintering birds, and many of the rare birds like Hammond’s Flycatcher and Boreal Owl that have visited the park.

Deborah’s photos of Central Park birds have appeared in numerous publications, including Natural History, National Wildlife, BirdWatching, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Birds and Blooms, and the New York Times. She is currently at work on a field guide to the birds of Central Park. For more information about her photography visit www.agpix.com/deballen.