Saturday, April 28: Spring Birding in Central Park with biologist Spencer Galen


Please join us for Spring Birding in Central Park with evolutionary biologist Spencer Galen on Saturday, April 28 at 8 AM. It's spring migration season and Galen will take us on a guided bird walk through Central Park where we will get to see and hear the harmonious mating calls of our extant dinosaur friends.

This event is FREE! However, in order to make the bird walk enjoyable for everyone, we are limiting the size of the group. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to to make a reservation.

Once your reservation is confirmed, please meet bright and early at 8 AM at the intersection of 77th street and Central Park West (on the Central Park side) across the street from the American Museum of Natural History. Please call (917) 809-9422 if you have trouble finding us. This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars) event!


Spencer Galen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History. He received his B.S. from the University of Delaware and an M.S. from the University of New Mexico where he studied the evolution of birds in the Peruvian Andes. Galen has spent time studying birds throughout North and South America, including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and most recently Cuba. He is originally from New Jersey where he found a passion for studying birds as a child while observing the amazing spring migration that takes place across the eastern United States every year. He will be completing his Ph.D. this year.

NB: Our photographer will be taking photos of this event for our website. If you attend this event and do not wish to have your photo posted to our websitePLEASE let us know in your reservation and we will accommodate.

NB: By attending this event, you agree that The Metropolitan Society of Natural Historians, Inc., its officers, its event organizers and leaders are in no way responsible for any injuries or property damage that occur during this event or travel to and from the event location. 

Please note, in the event of inclement weather (heavy rain), this event will be canceled.