May Bird Walk
Bird Migration Walks in the Ramble
Alan Messer
Sat, May 12th, 2012 | 10:00 am
(Members $12)

Note: This event is sold out


Event details

In the heart of New York City’s bustling metropolis, Central Park’s thirty-eight-acre Ramble is a bird watcher’s paradise, where more than 270 species have been spotted in a single year. With New York being located along one of North America’s busiest migratory routes, the spring months are an ideal time to spot the city’s avian visitors on their trip north.

Journey with wildlife artist and illustrator Alan Messer to some of the most magical places in Central Park’s wooded Ramble, discovering along the way both resident and migrating birds. Walks are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

During the spring migration in May, delight in the colorful warblers, hummingbirds, tanagers and thrushes.

Speakers Bio(s)

Alan Messer is a wildlife artist and illustrator of books, field guides and periodicals. He is a former president of the Linnaean Society of New York. His paintings may be viewed at alanmesser.net.


Meeting location will be provided to patrons when they purchase tickets.

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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