Join the Vanderbilt Museum’s Curator
For a Morning Birdwatch and Architecture Tour
On select spring dates at 8:00 am, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will offer an early morning birdwatch and architecture tour with the Vanderbilt’s director of curatorial affairs. Participants will enjoy the unique opportunity to view the Vanderbilt estate in the early dawn hours, when the grounds are still closed but the birds are active.
Tickets are free for members, $12.00 for non-members. Sturdy hiking footwear is strongly suggested. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars.
Morning birdwatches are semi-regular touring events offered during the fall and spring months, when local and migratory bird species are at their most active and visible – during the first northward wave of migration along the Atlantic flyway.
Each “birdwatch” will feature aspects of the estate’s architectural history while participants view the Vanderbilt’s resident avian species and hear their calls and songs. Some of the species observed and identified recently at the Vanderbilt Museum include red-tailed hawks, osprey, merlin, brant, northern flickers, great-horned owls, grackle, white-breasted nuthatch, mourning doves, and more.