Beakuency: Peter Schoenberger (Audio)

Mar 25, 2023

On today’s episode, Mayuko speaks with Peter Schoenberger, an experienced birder and bird photographer in Woodstock, Ulster County. We don’t know in which stage of life we get the call. Peter started birding at the age 43, and his journey with the birds reminds us that life takes a mysterious path and inspires us to let the call guide our way. The interview took place in the Great Vly, a 184-acre wetland located in Saugerties, on the border of Ulster and Greene Counties.

Along with music by P.G. Six (Columbia County), Nick Drake, and Sarah Peebles’ latest release featuring bird field recordings from New Zealand.


Peter leads bird walks hosted by local organizations such as the John Burroughs Natural History Society and Hudson River Maritime Museum, as well as private walks.

Kenneth Wilson State Park led by Peter Schoenberger (John Burroughs Natural History Society)
April 29, 2023, 7 a.m. -Noon.

John Burroughs Natural History Society
For future walks led by Peter check out the Field Trips & Events.

Solar Boat Tours - Bird Watching and Photography Cruise with Peter Schoenberger
First Sundays from June to October 2023, 8 a.m.

"Beakuency" invites the local community to be inspired by the joy, beauty, and wisdom bird enthusiasts find in the nature of our neighborhoods. Every episode features an interview with local bird people, plus a freeform mix of sound made by birds and humans inspired by birds, and “Birds of Wave Farm,” a field recording journal from Wave Farm, in Acra, New York. Hosted by Mayuko Fujino. Playlists and photos for the previous shows: