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Birds of New York

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Free

Take a virtual tour of Birds of New York Hall with Dr. Jeremy Kirchman, NYSM curator of ornithology. Learn about November’s most famous bird, the turkey, and birds you are likely to see during winter in New York State.

Birds of New York Gallery Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Museum’s newly renovated dioramas in Birds of New York Hall with Dr. Jeremy Kirchman, NYSM curator of ornithology.

 

Turkey Talk

We’re just wild for turkeys! These amazing birds live in New York forests year-round and can fly when they are just a few weeks old. Learn more about this animal and make your own turkey craft for the holiday.

Craft materials needed:

  • Red, orange, yellow, and brown construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue/tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Birds in Winter

Learn about the birds who stay in New York state during winter. Then learn to make your own bird feeder using some simple supplies to help your neighborhood’s feathered friends.

Craft materials needed:

  • Peanut butter, almond butter, or vegetable shortening
  • String (at least 1 yard)
  • Scissors
  • Plain, non-sugar and non-colored cereal
  • Bird seed
  • Cardboard toilet paper roll
  • Hole puncher