Event - Urban Birding with Haley Scott in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Indigenous Practice Studio)

Urban Birding with Haley Scott in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Indigenous Practice Studio)

06.02.24, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A red-winged blackbird is perched on a wire fence amidst grasses.

Photo courtesy of Haley Scott.

Please join us for a birding walk through Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) with birder and guide Haley Scott. This walk is organized in conjunction with the museum’s ongoing effort to retrofit its entire park-facing facade with decals that make glass visible to birds and prevent deadly bird collisions. Learn about the impacts of urban infrastructure on bird populations and the available solutions to mitigate these impacts, while observing the wide range of local and migratory bird species in FMCP.


Families and all ages welcome. We encourage folks to bring their own binoculars. A limited amount of binoculars will be available for participants to share as needed.


Advance registration is required. Please RSVP here.


More about guide Haley Scott:


Haley Scott (she/her) is a BIPOC birder and guide for NYC Audubon and Feminist Bird Club. She is from Bronx, NY and is an enrolled member of the state-recognized Unkechaug Indian Nation on Long Island (Siwan Áhki). She has been birding since 2018. Haley has a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont (UVM). It was during her time at UVM that she developed her passion for bird watching and environmental and outdoor education. As a college student, she spent a semester as a birding mentor; teaching elementary school students about native birds and local wildlife through outdoor exploration. After receiving her degree in Environmental Studies, she taught environmental education for K-5 students at a local non-profit youth development organization in the Bronx. Haley is passionate about protecting wildlife, environmental conservation, and providing safe and accessible outdoor exploration opportunities for women, BIPOC, and the LGBTQ+ community. Through her work she hopes to further educate her community about local and large-scale environmental issues and traditional ecological knowledge, while influencing appreciation for and re-connection with nature and wildlife in NYC.




This program is part of The Indigenous Practice Studio (IPS), an initiative that is currently in development at the Queens Museum in partnership with artist and cultural consultant Tecumseh Ceaser. The Indigenous Practice Studio is an experimental program consisting of long-term research, continued learning, programming, and consultation and relationship building with local Native and diasporic Indigenous communities. The Queens Museum acknowledges its occupancy of unceded Indigenous lands and builds towards restorative and non-extractive ways of working with Indigenous artists and communities. IPS reflects the Queens Museum’s ongoing commitment to self-interrogation and recognizes its work as unfinished, with this effort as a starting point.