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NYC Audubon Signs Petition Supporting Ban of Second-Generation Rodenticides

[b]Red-Tailed Hawks, Like These Fledglings Near Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park, Are Often Victims of Rodenticide Poisoning.[/b][br]© Francois PortmannRed-Tailed Hawks, Like These Fledglings Near Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park, Are Often Victims of Rodenticide Poisoning.
© Francois Portmann

NYC Audubon was one of six conservation organizations (also including the Center for Biological Diversity, American Bird Conservancy, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, EarthJustice, and Raptors Are the Solution) to sign a petition urging the state of New York to restrict or ban second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. The petition (click here to read it in its entirety) addresses use of rodenticides including brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, and difethialone, except for those uses required for habitat conservation and public health emergencies, and was submitted to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday, July 28. Click here to view the full press release.

Learn more about how you can help protect raptors from poisoning by visiting NYC Audubon's raptors conservation page.

Ninth Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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

Join us Saturday, August 23 at the internationally renowned Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at the peak of shorebird migration. Learn about the refuge's ecology and history, shorebird biology and behavior, and how to identify and photograph these species out in the field.

Click here for more info on the day's activities and how to register. Free members-only transportation from Manhattan to Jamaica Bay is available (Limited to 35).


Top Banner Photo Credits: Atlantic puffins © USFWS Northeast Region**; group of birders © Kati Solomon; all others © Francois Portmann.

** This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


Buy your Tickets for the Fall Roost

NYC Audubon’s Fall Roost benefit dinner will be held at the newly redesigned, bird-friendly Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Thursday, October 16. Once among the deadliest buildings for birds in New York City, the Center is now a remarkable example of bird-friendly design integrated with sustainable architecture. This year’s benefit will honor the creative team that transformed the Center: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; the Convention Center Development Corporation; and FXFOWLE Epstein Architects.

Click here to learn more and buy tickets.


Be a Good Egg at the Beach This Summer

 This summer be on the look on for the Be a Good Egg project at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay and Beach 116th in the Rockaways. Be a Good Egg's goal is to educate beachgoers about how to share the beach with nesting shorebirds like least terns, piping plovers, and American oystercatchers that nest and rest on the beaches of New York and New Jersey every spring and summer.

Human presence can unintentionally have a profound and disruptive impact around nesting shorebirds. Eggs and chicks are at high risk from predators and extreme temperatures when an adult is frightened away from the nest. Take the Be a Good Egg Pledge this summer and share the beach with nesting shorebirds this summer by clicking here!

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