New York City WILD!
Urban Nature Walks with Keith Michael
Get OUT!
There's a GREEN world in New York City just waiting to be discovered.



KEITH MICHAEL is a self-styled urban naturalist, avid birder, photographer, and a dedicated explorer of New York City's five boroughs. Watching birds drives his focus, but the breadth of NYC history, and the wealth of vistas, trees, wildflowers, grasses, mushrooms, butterflies, dragonflies, as well as scaled, slithery and furred fauna that can be observed within the city is truly remarkable. Mr. Michael has published four books of writing and photographs: Let’s Go Out!: A Birder's Year in the West Village (2015); Take Me to the River (2014); Once Around the Block (2013), and 1000 Days: World Trade Center Rising (2013); leads New York City WILD! nature walking tours, co-leads Hudson River Park WILD! walks, and is a monthly contributor to WestView News: The Voice of the West Village.

When not adventuring in the city and taking photographs, Mr. Michael is a ballet choreographer, having created The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies, Mother GOOSE! and The Nutcracker for New York Theatre Ballet, and is the Dance Production Coordinator at The Juilliard School. For more information about walks, books or photographs visit


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Recent Highlights

Museum of the City of New York

Rising Waters 2.0

October 13, 2013 through April 6, 2014

Photographs from Superstorm Sandy

 The Empire State Building from the West Village during the Superstorm Sandy Blackout. October 30, 2012


Left Bank Restaurant

Lights Out for Sandy Festival

October 30-November 2, 2013

Photographs from Superstorm Sandy by Maggie Berkvist and Keith Michael

Hudson River Park, West Village. October 29, 2012, 9:00 am


BirdWatching Magazine

yourview Birding experiences and photographs submitted by readers

December 2013 Issue

 SPARKLE: A massive flock of Greater Scaup gathers on Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn, New York. March 3, 2013


Left Bank Restaurant

Birds of New York City

December 2013-June 2014

A Dozen Photographs

 One and Only, Gadwall Hen in Hudson River Park, West Village, NY. June 1, 2012


Left Bank Restaurant

Birds of New York City/Silent Auction

25% of proceeds will benefit Friends of Hudson River Park

June 6-21, 2014

32 Photographs/View at

Sparkle, Greater Scaup, Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, March 3, 2013

Left Bank Restaurant

Birds of New York City

June 2014

A Dozen Photographs/New Exhibit

 Gotcha!, Red-tailed Hawk in Hudson River Park, West Village, NY. July 8, 2013