Origins: Reading the Earliest Descriptions of America's Birds
Join Us for a Presentation by Rick Wright
Tuesday, March 31, 6pm
The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, Third-Floor Gallery
One of the marvels of the Internet is that every one of us now has access to the first descriptions of nearly all of the world's birds, material that lay hidden for years or for centuries in libraries scattered around the world. Join Rick Wright--author, lecturer, and guide of "Birds and Art" tours across the globe--for an exploration of the surprising and amusing stories of discovery that those resources preserve.
All lectures, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.
Register Now for Spring Trips!
NYC Audubon's Spring Trips & Classes are now open to registration for all, members and non-members alike! Be sure to take a look at several new additions to our spring programming:
Puffins, Warblers, and Lobster Boats: The Enchanting Coast of Maine, with Gabriel Willow
Saturday, May 23 – Saturday, May 30
Join Maine native Gabriel Willow on a week-long adventure through Maine”: land of lighthouses, quaint villages, and lobster pounds... all nestled in a setting of primeval pine forests, bogs, and bucolic islands. Home to some of the East’s last true wilderness, Maine hosts populations of Atlantic puffin, bear, moose, shorebirds, and dozens of warbler species. Click here to learn more.
Tuesdays, April 21-May 12: Birding by Ear in Central Park -- Join Tod Winston for this four-week exploration of all of the chips, tweets, trills, and warbles we hear as we wander Strawberry Fields and the Ramble. Learn more and register
Sunday, May 4: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Clay Pitt Ponds State Park Preserve -- Staten Island naturalist and Cliff Hagen will introduce you to the ponds, wetlands, and woods of this ecologically and historically rich 260-acre natural area, rich with migrating and breeding birds, as well as fence lizards, eastern box turtles, Fowler’s toads, and black racer snakes! Learn more and register
Saturday, May 23: The Birds of Inwood Hill Park -- Join Nadir Sourgi to bird the glacial “pot holes,” towering trees, and stunning river views of Inwood Hill Park at the northern tip of Manhattan, as well as Muscota Saltmarsh. Seek out breeding rose-breasted grosbeaks, wood thrushes, and yellow warblers! Learn more and register
Click here to see our full listings of spring trips!
Presented by New York City Audubon
Thursday, March 5 through Thursday, April 23 The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, Third-Floor Gallery
Join us for an exhibition of the beautiful artwork of Alan Messer. Alan's paintings and drawings of wild birds powerfully depict NYC Audubon's conservation mission in New York City. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free
Lecture with NYC Audubon: Wednesday, March 18, 6pm
Artist Talk with Alan Messer: Wednesday, April 8, 6pm
Top Banner Photo Credits: group of birders © Kati Solomon; all others © Francois Portmann.
Bottom Photo Credits: Great-horned Owl © François Portmann
** This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Be a part of Project Safe Flight by Using Our New Online Database, D-Bird
For more than 15 years, NYC Audubon has been collecting data on bird mortality in New York City in order to understand the threats that birds face from the built environment. This work is a component of Project Safe Flight, part of our broader effort generously supported by the Leon Levy Foundation to make the City a safer place for birds.
If you find a dead or injured bird, you can make a valuable contribution to Project Safe Flight by providing us with information about the bird through our new online database, D-Bird. To learn more and contribute to D-Bird, please click here.
Christmas Bird Count Results Now Available
New York City's 115th annual Christmas Bird Count is a wrap! The Count took place from December 14 to January 5, and final tallies for New York City are now available! Altogether, there were over 189,000 individual birds counted in 157 species, noticeably higher than the 148 species counted last year! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's counts in NYC.
Click here to view full results and interesting highlights from the City's five boroughs.
Visit NYC Audubon's blog, Syrinx, to see current updates on our work.