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Join Us at the BIRDLINK Grand Opening at Sara D Roosevelt Park

[b][i]BIRDLINK[/i] Recently Installed at Sara D Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side[/b][br]© BIRDLINKBIRDLINK Recently Installed at Sara D Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side

Tuesday, June 25, 4-7pm

BIRDLINK is arriving at Sara D Roosevelt Park! Created by artist Anina Gerchick, this 12-foot-tall living sculpture aims to help serve as a rest stop for migrating birds on the Lower East Side and inspire people to think about birds and other animals that rely on a diverse ecosystem. A previous version of BIRDLINK was installed at our Governors Island house last summer and was later moved to Williamsburg's East River State Park. This newest BIRDLINK installation, planted with over 2,000 native plants, has been recently spotlighted in The New York Times, amNY, and other local and national publications. The installation will be on display in Sara D Roosevelt Park (Google map) through November 1. Join us at the Grand Opening Celebration in Sara D Roosevelt Park on Tuesday, June 25, 4 -7pm! Free and open to the public. Learn more about the BIRDLINK project and Grand Opening Celebration at


Annual Report 2018 Now Available Online

We have published our latest Annual Report, available to view online at This year's report, filled with gorgeous photographs, highlights activities and achievements from the past year in conservation, outreach, and education, including our first NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance conference, increased advocacy efforts to support bird-friendly legislation at both the state and city levels, and expanded outreach activities such as the Raptorama! and Monarch & Pollinator Party at Jamaica Bay. The Annual Report 2018 is available to download directly here. To request a print copy, please contact the office at 212-691-7483 x303.

Help Us Learn About Dangers to Our Migrants with D-Bird

[b]Interactive Map of Bird Building Collisions in 2016 Submitted through D-Bird. [/b]Interactive Map of Bird Building Collisions in 2016 Submitted through D-Bird.

Spring migration is underway—and sadly many migrants will run into trouble while attempting to navigate our city's maze of cement and glass. This time of year we receive many calls about birds found injured or perished from building collisions. Learn about the dangers facing birds by visiting our Project Safe Flight page.

If you find an injured or dead bird, there are many ways to help. Our partner, the Wild Bird Fund, offers excellent advice on what to do if you find an injured bird. If you believe the bird needs professional care, contact the Wild Bird Fund at 646-306-2862 or view our list of Animal Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers in New York City to find a place to take the bird.

Just as important, you can make a valuable contribution to Project Safe Flight and contribute to our understanding of bird collisions in New York City by using D-Bird, our crowd-sourced bird injury and mortality data collection tool. You can easily log where and when you found an injured or dead bird by visiting on your smartphone or computer. The more we know about where and when birds are colliding, the more context and guidance we will have to provide better Project Safe Flight monitoring efforts.


Register for the Second Annual NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance Conference

[b]Director of Conservation and Science Dr. Susan Elbin and Research Associate Debra Kriensky Monitoring the Javits Center Green Roof[/b][br]© Diane CimineDirector of Conservation and Science Dr. Susan Elbin and Research Associate Debra Kriensky Monitoring the Javits Center Green Roof
© Diane Cimine

Friday, September 27, 10am-5pm
At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
With the New York City Green Roof Researchers Alliance

Green roofs in New York City offer a way to reduce environmental injustice, increase wildlife habitat, and educate our youth. Attend the second annual NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance Conference at the Jacob K. Javits Center to learn, respond, and interact with cutting-edge research, curriculum, and policy. The conference will include panel discussions, guest lectures, networking, workshops, and even a visit to the Javits Center’s 6.75-acre green roof. Please contact managing director Dustin R. Partridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and how to register. No limit. $30

The NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance is supported by The New York Community Trust. You can view their 2018 Annual Report at


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

Bottom Photo Credits: John James Audubon (1785–1851) with Joseph Mason (1808–1842), Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera), Study for Havell pl. 20, 1822. Watercolor, pastel, and graphite with touches of black ink and gouache on paper, laid on card; 19 x 11 3/4 in.; Governors Island © NYC Audubon.

Audubon's Birds of America Gallery Now Open at New-York Historical Society

Audubon's stunning watercolors have a permanent home! Check out New-York Historical Society's Audubon’s Birds of America Focus Gallery, where you can view rotating watercolor models by John James Audubon with their corresponding plates from the double-elephant-folio series, engraved by Robert Havell Jr.—never on view together before!—bird calls, and a Bird-of-the-Month.

The Bird-of-the Month centerpiece currently is the Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera). Learn more about New-York Historical Society's gallery here.

Pop-up Nature Center at Governors Island Opens Saturday, June 1

NYC Audubon returns to Governors Island for a third season of programming at our pop-up nature center at Nolan Park House 17. Visit our house all this summer for displays on conservation, a children’s room with books and activities, bird-inspired artwork, and studio space showcasing artists creating work inspired by Governors Island and its variety of avian residents. Guests can borrow binoculars and participate in one of our free guided bird walks, or strike out on their own to discover the bright and bustling bird life all over the island. Continue to check for updates on house hours, bird walks, and special events at our house all summer long.

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Birding by Subway Map

Learn about all of the great NYC birding hotspots and how to visit them by public transit using our interactive "Birding by Subway" Map.


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Our Video

Karen Benfield and Lark Song Media spent a year documenting our work and produced a terrific video that captures our commitment to the birds and bird-lovers of New York City. See our varied outreach and conservation programs in action by viewing "NYC Audubon Highlights and Achievements 2018."
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