At Sweet Melissa’s coffee house in Cobble Hill you can hear the sounds of the wilderness. You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into a scene from Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’; a roaming aural exhibit called The Birds of Brooklyn developed by New York City College of Technology Assistant Professor Jenna Spevack is the primeval soundtrack. Sponsored by the NYC Department of Cultural Affair’s Greater New York Arts Development Fund and administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, it will be bringing the sounds of endangered birds to various locations around the city.
The birdsong of twenty different species including the American Kestral Ring-necked Pheasant, Grasshopper Sparrow and Eastern Screech Owl and featured in the project, which aims to introduce city dwellers to the sounds of nature and raise awareness about declining bird populations in urban areas.
For further information and a map of where you can find the ornithological call of the wild check the Birds of Brooklyn website.