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Birding in Peace
Sunday, May 6, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 5, 2018
One event on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 6:30am
One event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:00am
One event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:00am
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the main entrance on 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
Birds of Early-Spring Migration
Sunday, April 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Our April tours will be a feast for the ears and eyes with the trilling song of Pine Warblers and drumming pronouncements of Woodpeckers on newly blossoming trees (including magnolias, maples, quinces, and dogwoods). We’ll discover thousands of songbirds resting before their trip north as well as arriving herons & egrets at Green-Wood’s glacial ponds.
Peak Spring Migration Birding
May 5 and 6 (Sat/Sun), 13 (Sun), 19 and 20 (Sat/Sun), & 27 (Sun) from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM
From Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to over 20 species of colorful wood-warblers, our peak migration tours will feature many of the 163 bird species that have been recorded at Green-Wood during the month of May. Beginning just after sunrise, we will experience spring’s dawn chorus at the active time of day for birds.
Summer Birding Sundays
June & July from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM (except July 1st)
Sunday August 5th from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM & August 19th from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
In July we should see the offspring of our resident red-tailed hawk bravely preparing to leave the nest. Warbler songs will be replaced by chirring Cicadas and the tweets of fledgling birds. Butterflies and dragonflies are abundant. By late-July, expect the arrival of the first southbound migrants.
Grab a copy of our Bird Checklist before you begin. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
$10 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS/$15 for non-members.
For these programs you will check in at the Gothic Arches, right at the main entrance. Click here for our inclement weather policy.
Image courtesy of Jennifer Kepler.
Click the “Enter promotional code here (members, use your ID#)” link in the bottom right corner of the ticket box and enter your ID number to apply your ticket discount. Please note that the Senior, Individual and Student membership levels are limited to only one Member Ticket per event (for additional tickets, please purchase at the regular price).
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