Deborah Allen: Birding the Big Apple
Explore the bird life of New York City with researcher and wildlife photographer, Deborah Allen. The five boroughs of New York City are home to many excellent birding locations, and the bird list for NYC is nearly as big as the list for New York State. We’ll concentrate of a few of the best locations: Central Park in Manhattan, Pelham Bay Park and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, and Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
The talk will feature migratory birds like the small and colorful wood warblers, and many birds that call the Big Apple home like Peregrine Falcons, American Kestrels, and Great Horned Owls. We’ll also take a look at some rare visitors like Northern Hawk Owl, Scott’s Oriole, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Varied Thrush, and Couch’s Kingbird.
Deborah’s photos of birds have appeared in numerous publications, including Bird Watcher’s Digest, Birds and Blooms, Natural History, National Wildlife, BirdWatching, and the New York Times. She is currently at work on a field guide to the birds of Central Park due out next spring from Columbia University Press. She and Robert DeCandido, a.k.a. Birding Bob, lead bird walks in Central Park and other New York City parks. To see more of Deborah’s photos, visit www.agpix.com/deballen. A bird walk schedule is available at www.birdingbob.com.