Episode #095: Deborah Rivel & Kellye Rosenheim

Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim are Co-Authors of the book “Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island.”

Deborah Rivel is an award-winning independent wildlife film producer/director who has been interested in birds, wildlife, and their conservation most of her life. Since 2004, she has been creating nature-focused products, including the first Peterson Field Guides apps for iPhone and ringtones for mobile devices through her company Wildtones. Raised in New Jersey, she is a longtime resident of NYC and nearby birding hotspot, Cape May, New Jersey. Deb is a board member of Audubon New York and Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s avian cognition research project, The Alex Foundation. An avid bird photographer who regularly explores the wilds of NYC and the New Jersey beaches for subjects, she has traveled to six continents in search of birds. 

Kellye Rosenheim grew up in Louisiana where she was surrounded by all manner of wildlife, but took up birdwatching in New York City’s Central Park. She has led walks for the Nature Conservancy and New York City Audubon where she now works as Director of Development.

Show Notes:

  • How good is the bird watching in New York City?
  • How did you decide to include the five burrows.
  • Take us through one of your entries.
  • Photographs add a nice touch to the book.
  • beautifully detailed maps.
  • Public transportation in NYC plays a big role.
  • As conservationists, what concerns you the most about the area covered in the book?

Mentioned In This Episode:

Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island

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3 Comments

  1. Bonnie Paton Moon on July 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Lots of useful and interesting information here. Enjoyed the show!

    • BirdCallsRadio - MardiD on August 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks as always Bonnie for your supportive feedback!

  2. Rich Evon on July 22, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Great interview Mardi. Loved the conversation; can’t wait to buy the book. Right in my wheelhouse. You ladies are absolutely awesome. Hope to meet you all someday, on the trail. Thank you, all.

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