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New York City: Spring 2015 Bird Walks


Central Park and Prospect Park are great places for birding! Join The Nature Conservancy for a free, guided bird walk. 

RSVP is required. Meeting place and additional contact info will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Please click on the date(s) below that you are interested in signing up for.

Our walks normally take two hours—but always feel free to leave early. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes.

If the weather looks iffy and you're wondering if the walk has been canceled, call the bird walk hotline: 212-381-2194. Notices of cancellations will be given as outgoing messages by 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the walk.

Spring 2015 Bird Walk Schedule
  • Tuesday, April 28th | 7:30 a.m., Prospect Park | Register
  • Thursday, May 7th | 3:30 p.m., Central Park | Register
  • Wednesday, May 13th | 7:30 a.m., Central Park | Register

For questions about online RSVPs, or to cancel your attendance at a Birdwalk you have already registered for, please contact Kat McGlynn at kmcglynn@tnc.org or 212-997-6408. 

Spring 2015 Birdwalk Volunteer Leaders

Tom Stephenson has lectured and guided many groups across the US as well as in Asia, where he trained guides for the government of Bhutan. He was on Zeiss’s digiscoping team for the World Series of Birding and in 2011 his and Scott’s team won the World Series Cape Island Cup and in 2014 they set the US record for a Photo Big Day at 220 species. As a musician he played concerts and did studio work for many years, working with several Grammy and Academy Award winners as well as performing with members of the NY Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He joined Roland Corporation in 1991, managed the recorder division, and retired recently as Director of Technology. His latest book, The Warbler Guide, is published by Princeton University Press and recently won the National Outdoor Book Award. The Warbler Guide App just won the 2015 Design Award for AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show.  We look forward to having Tom lead our birdwalk in Prospect Park this year.

Virginia Carter is a former Trustee of the Eastern New York Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, current trustee for The Peregrine Fund, a volunteer teacher for the New York Audubon “For the Birds” program, a Natural History Artist and a life-long supporter of conservation organizations.

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