Birders

Birders

The Central Park Effect

DVD - 2013
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A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.
Published: Chicago, IL :, Music Box Films,, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD 598.0723 BIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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VaughanPLDianeB May 07, 2017

A lovely, light documentary! I loved seeing the vibrancy and colours of the birds, and their sounds against the beautiful backdrop of the woodland in the city. Various emotions are struck: Star's story is touching and inspiring while other birder's explanation of why birding isn't perceived as 'cool' is hilarious. The importance of preserving green space is serious. This film was also a good reminder of how to enjoy the moment and appreciate the spontaneity of life.

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BridgettM
Dec 31, 2016

This beautiful, hour-long documentary follows the birds and birders of Central Park through a little more than a year of seasons. I recommend it for everyone--casual nature observers through serious birders.

kimrae Mar 07, 2016

Lovely film. Enjoyed it a great deal and opened my eyes to Central Park in a new way.

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pigweed
Apr 19, 2014

Very good documentary about the importance of green areas for birds and how we need to connect with nature for our own well-being.

kevfarley Oct 18, 2013

Wonderful !! This gem is a really supurb example of the art of the documentary. Worth more than a single viewing ! I'm not a militant
birdwatcher,.. but loved this film !

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Ellington4
Aug 02, 2013

A beautiful movie, powered by a love of life, of nature and especially a love of birds. Who would have thought that so many beautiful birds touch down in Central Park during the course of a year?

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courtws
Jul 22, 2013

Wonderfully documented film about both the birds and the mammals (people) who love them in Central Park year round. It resonated well with me, as a birder for the past 3 years. It DOES feel rather runny to tell people I bird, or which birds we've seen, when they get all glassy eyed; this film sheds light on WHY urbanites flock to see spring migrants and WHY we need managed green space around the country. Nicely done.

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sdelao
May 18, 2013

Delightful from beginning to end. Spans the 4 seasons in Central Park and the birds that migrate there throughout the year.

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HereHere
Apr 21, 2013

This was a delightful video to watch. Beautiful colors mixed with compelling human stories about bird watching in New York.

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