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Snow too deep for birding outdoors? The Museum's exhibition halls are warm, dry, and brimming with birds.

American Egret diorama in the Sanford Hall of North American Birds © AMNH/D. Finnin

American Egret diorama in the Sanford Hall of North American Birds

© AMNH/D. Finnin


A sampling: You can spot parrot-green African lovebirds in the Hall of Birds of the World, egrets and longlost American flamingoes in the Sanford Hall of North American Birds, and more than 50 species of birds in just one diorama—the Oyster Bay diorama—in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall.

This diorama of a bird sanctuary near Roosevelt's Oyster Bay home, Sagamore Hill, is found in the Museum's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. © AMNH/D. Finnin

This diorama of a bird sanctuary near Roosevelt's Oyster Bay home, Sagamore Hill, is found in the Museum's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall.

© AMNH/D. Finnin


In a video, Exhibition Associate, artist, and expert birder Steve Quinn describes many more bird-watching locales around the Museum.