Take a Stroll in "Brooklyn's Back Yard"
with Gabriel Willow
Join Gabriel Willow on Saturday, August 27, from 8 to 10:30am, for a leisurely walk to seek out breeding residents and early migrants in "Brooklyn's Back Yard," beautiful Prospect Park. Prospect Park has a wide variety of habitats that attract a number of nesting bird species and a wide diversity of migrants. We will explore the park's meadows, forests, and waterways in search of waterfowl, green herons, barn swallows, yellow warblers, and Baltimore orioles--as well as our first migrant warblers and other songbirds that stop over in the park's lush habitat to feed and rest. Meet under the arch in Grand Army Plaza. Click here to learn more and register.
Witness the Greening of Greenpoint this Fall!
Join NYC Audubon this fall in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for walks, talks, and an EcoFest at the Newtown Creek Wildflower Roof and Community Space and the Urban Oasis in McGolrick Park. The Newtown Creek Wildflower Roof and Community Space will be one of the larger green roofs in the City, constructed with a $971,782 legacy grant awarded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund to NYC Audubon and its partners as part of a settlement with ExxonMobil. NYC Audubon has partnered with Alive Structures, founded by Marni Majorelle, to design and install a bird-friendly wildflower meadow. In addition to attracting wildlife and diverting runoff rainwater, the rooftop will have outdoor and indoor educational facilities, with programs throughout the year. This fall's Greenpoint events include:
Bird Surveys at McGolrick Park
Wednesday, September 7, 8-9am (Rain Date Friday, September 9)
Tuesday, October 4, 8-9am (Rain Date Wednesday, October 5)
Native Plant Walk at McGolrick Park
Tuesday, September 13, 5:30-6:30pm (Rain Date Thursday, September 15)
Greenpoint EcoFest at the Newtown Creek Wildflower Roof and Community Space
Saturday, September 24, 11am-3pm
Lecture by Michael McCarthy
Saturday, October 8
Click here to learn more and register for all of NYC Audubon's Greenpoint events!
Funding provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.
Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.
Bottom Photo Credits: Plumb Beach Cleanup © NYC Audubon; Freshkills Park © City of New York, NYC Parks, Freshkills Park.
* This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, available at creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.
Sign up now to take part in NYC Audubon's conservation programs this fall: help us make the City safer for migratory birds with Project Safe Flight and Lights Out NY, take part in a bird survey of Greenpoint's McGolrick Park, or help clean the beaches of Jamaica Bay to make them more hospitable to wildlife. Click here to register, see fall orientation dates, and learn more.
Freshkills Park Discovery Days
Sunday, September 18, 11am-4pm
Guides: NYC Audubon, NYC Parks
With NYC Parks
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill. The landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. During free-admission Discovery Days on June 26 and September 18, eight miles of trails and paths will offer views of the park’s hills, creeks, and wildlife. Activities includeg uided bird walks with NYC Audubon, hiking, running, bike-riding, and kayaking, free shuttle buses into the park and to the top of a hill offering panoramic views of New York, and educational tours and displays. Click here to learn more.
Visit NYC Audubon's blog, Syrinx, to see current updates on our work.