Birders: Central Park Effect – Film Screening
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration.Featuring spectacular wildlife footage capturing the changing seasons, the film reveals that Central Park acts as a magnet for the millions and millions of birds migrating along the Eastern Seaboard twice every year.
Desperate for a rest-stop, the tiny birds funnel in to this oasis of nature amid a sea of steel and concrete – a phenomenon known as the “Central Park Effect.”
Filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball’s lyrical film transports the viewer to a dazzling world that goes all but unnoticed by most of the 38 million who people America’s most famous park each year.