NYC Audubon Festivals and Partner Events

BIRD'S EYE VIEW: THE FILMS OF MIKAEL KRISTERSSON 

[b]The Magpie (Pica pica) from Pica pica.[/b][br]Photo credit: Mikael Kristersson.The Magpie (Pica pica) from Pica pica.
Photo credit: Mikael Kristersson.

Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image, as part of the nationwide film program Science on Screen, will be screening three bird documentary films from director Mikael Kristersson. Lauded as one of Sweden's finest documentarians, Kristersson's award-winning films are rarely seen in the United States. Visit the Museum of the Moving Image for a weekend presentation of Kristersson's three captivating filmsPica Pica, Kestrel's Eye, and Light Yearalong with conversations on the challenges facing the coastal environments of New York City and Sweden with NYC Audubon, environmentalists, and filmmakers including Kristerrson himself.

Bird's Eye View Film Screening Schedule:

Pica Pica: Friday, October 25, 7pm

Kestrel's Eye: Saturday, October 26, 1:30pm

Light Year: Saturday, October 26, 4:30pm

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Museum of the Moving Image's Science on Screen series webpage here. Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum. Tickets are $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above).

 

WINGS OVER WAVE HILL WEEKEND

Saturday, November 9, Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11
Wave Hill, The Bronx

This Veteran's Day weekend, spend a day or two--or three--enjoying a plethora of activities devoted to birds both big and small. With plenty to engage both adults and families, enjoy hands-on workshops, art-making, walks and Wave Hill's popular fall falconry demonstration with free-flying birds of prey. New York City Audubon members receive two-for-one admission to the grounds all weekend, check wavehill.org for admission pricing.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

e-Birding Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 9:30am - 12pm

Create a real-time sampling of your bird sightings using smartphone apps right here at Wave Hill, or anywhere! Connect with scientists and birders around the world while building a log of your personal sightings. Guided by naturalist Gabriel Willow, explore the digital aspects of recording individual bird observations with both indoor instruction and a walk in the gardens. No experience necessary; bird watchers of all levels are encouraged to participate. $25. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center.

 

Family Art Project: Painting to Migratory Bird Songs

Saturday, November 9, 10am - 1pm

Experiment using natural materials as your paintbrush to make marks on a Family Art Project collective sky while listening to the music of migratory birds and letting their calls inspire you. No registration necessary. Free with grounds admission. 

 

Edible Birdseed Ornaments Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 12pm - 2pm

Feeding the birds is a rewarding winter activity, but it can also be a fun and creative craft! Learn about varieties of birdseed, then mix and mold your own edible decorations with naturalist Pam Golben. Go home with several assorted birdseed ornaments to give as gifts or share with your own backyard birds. Children 10 and older welcome with an adult. $30. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet at Wave Hill House.

 

Avian Adventures Family Walk
Saturday, November 9, 1pm
On this special family walk focused on birds, families will go bird-watching, using binoculars to closely observe birds in their natural habitat, with Environmental Educator Olivia Kalin. Through investigation of feathers, feet and skulls, discover how birds’ adaptations help them thrive in their special niches at Wave Hill. Ages five and older welcome with an adult. No registration necessary. Free with grounds admission. Meet at Wave Hill House.

Fall Birding

Sunday, November 10, 9:30am

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. No registration necessary. Free with grounds admission. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center.

 

Family Nature Walk

Sunday, November 10, 1pm

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Family walks begin at the Wave Hill House. Ages five and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. No registration necessary. Free with grounds admission. Meet at Wave Hill House.

 

Owl Pellet Dissection Drop-in Workshop 
Sunday, November 10, 2pm-3:30pm

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. No registration necessary, $5 materials fee. Meet at Wave Hill House.

 

Birds and the Winter Garden Walk

Monday, November 11, 11am

Local birds face many challenges as winter approaches and benefit from thoughtfully planned, bird-friendly plantings. NYC Audubon Birding Guide and Naturalist Tod Winston and Wave Hill’s Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day combine their expertise on a fall walk to identify plants and habitats that provide food and shelter for birds during the long chilly months. Along the way, look for resident and late-migrating birds in the gardens and woodlands or soaring above the Hudson River. No registration necessary. Free with grounds admission. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center.

 

Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight

Monday, November 11, 1pm

Back by popular demand, Master Falconer Brian Bradley and his beautiful and beloved raptors are here for a live bird presentation!  Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. No registration necessary. Free with grounds admission. On the Wave Hill grounds.

 

 

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