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12th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

[b]Shorebirds in Flight[/b][br]© Don Riepe[br][br][br]Shorebirds in Flight
© Don Riepe

Saturday, August 26, 8:30am–5pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
With American Littoral Society and Gateway National Recreation Area

During the past 40 years, over 40 species of shorebirds have been recorded at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s East and West Ponds from mid-July through October, with the greatest diversity and abundance usually occurring in August. Activities include guided shorebird walks, family programming, and talks from experts on shorebird conservation, shorebird identification, and Jamaica Bay.

Click here to learn more about the Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival.

Endless Summer on Governors Island

[b]NYC Audubon at Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island[/b]NYC Audubon at Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island

Visit Us at Our New Seasonal Visitor and Education Center, Right in the Heart of New York Harbor

NYC Audubon was awarded a residency this summer on Governors Island! Stop by Nolan Park House #17 for free bird walks, family-friendly activities, a reference library of nature-related books for kids, opportunities to meet avian-inspired artists at work, binoculars to borrow, information on birds and habitats throughout NYC's five boroughs, and more. Our house will be open daily in August, 10:30am–5:30pm, Thursday through Sunday in September (plus Labor Day), 10:30am–5:30pm, and Friday through Sunday in October (plus Columbus Day), 10:30am–4:30pm.

Click here to learn more about artist installations at the house by Autumn Kioti, Marna Chester, Jeff Mertz, Sabine Meyer, Tristan Spinski, and Andrew Garn, free bird walks, and visiting hours for our inaugural residency on Governors Island this summer.

Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: Big Brown Bat © Angell Williams; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, and Little Blue Heron © Debra Kriensky.

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Twilight Bat & Insect Walks in Central Park

Tuesdays, July 18 through August 22 (no walk on August 15)
Guide: Paul Keim

Explore the mysteries of Central Park at twilight on our Twilight Bat and Insect Walks. Naturalist Paul Keim will lead you in search of curious nocturnal insects such as crickets and katydids—and of course, in search of bats! We'll seek these fascinating and misunderstood flying mammals and learn about their great importance to our environment. We'll see local bat species in flight as they hunt and dive for insects, and hear them with an echolocator. Walks run Tuesdays, July 18 through August 22, 7:45-9:15pm (no walk on August 15). Go to our Local Trips and Classes page to choose which Bat Walk you'd like to attend.

The Birds Could Really Use a Hand This Year

Now is the moment to exert the power of our conservation networks to assure a voice and future for wild birds in North America. Simply put, we need your help. New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that protects wild birds and their habitats. We may be small, but we are strong. Our five-borough engagement and collective activism make a difference.

NYC Audubon’s work does not happen without its dedicated and loyal members and friends. Now is your opportunity to assure success in the year ahead. Please consider making a financial gift. Every gift of every size matters to every one of us. Your participation matters most. Thank you!

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