Christmas Bird Count

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Christmas Bird Count in Prospect Park
Photograph courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance
Grab the family and get outside to take part in a 115-year-old nationwide tradition. During the National Audubon Society's annual count, avian enthusiasts head outdoors armed with binoculars, guides and checklists to count and identify every bird they see. Join the count at several locations throughout NYC, including Central Park and the Staten Island Museum. Kick off the event at 8am on December 14 at Central Park's Southern Pump House on the southern shore of the Reservoir (enter the park at Fifth Ave and 85th St), then head out around the park with Urban Park Rangers. At 12:30pm, groups will meet at the Arsenal Gallery (830 Fifth Ave at 64th St, third floor) to tally the numbers with fellow bird spotters and warm up with refreshments. Kids must be closely supervised by a guardian at all times. Check the website or email for information on events in other locations. All ages.


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