NYC Audubon Activities and the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Updated March 30, 2020

NYC Audubon’s team is doing its best to maintain the essence of our mission while working remotely. Our focus right now is on the health and sustenance of our people and our organization. We are grateful for your expressions of concern for our staff and naturalist guides. We, in turn, are concerned for you, our members, and colleagues in conservation.

The emergency situation in New York City is dynamic and rapidly changing, influencing our operations and programming now and in the weeks ahead. We are following government guidance and will continue to adjust to the situation on a daily basis. We are in touch with city agencies and are following state and federal announcements. We will continue to monitor this situation on a daily basis and will make updates to programming as needed.

Please continue to check our website, sign up for eNews, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for emerging virtual programming and suggestions for staying involved with birding and bird conservation efforts.

We have made the following modifications to our programming and activities:

 

All programming through April 30:

  • All group walks, trips, classes, and habitat clean-ups are suspended or postponed through the end of April. We are working to update our public events calendar and website listings. We expect that this period may be extended in accordance with the New York State PAUSE order and New York City social distancing regulations. The date will change and will do so largely according to PAUSE and city guidelines on distancing. We will be in touch with you if you have registered for a spring program that has been canceled or postponed. Please visit our 
  • The April 9, April 17, and April 23 Horseshoe Crab Monitoring volunteer orientation sessions will not meet in person. They will be offered via Zoom Video Conferencing. (Contact Aurora Crooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.)

Overnight Trips:

  • New York City Audubon is currently evaluating the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak to upcoming overnight trips. We will update our website and communicate directly with registered participants as we learn more about how these activities may or may not be affected.
  • Contact: Danielle Sherman, Programs Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2020 Spring Luncheon:

  • We have canceled our Spring Luncheon at The University Club. We look forward to launching this event in 2021.
  • Contact: Kellye Rosenheim, Director of Development, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Communications:
  • The Summer issue of The Urban Audubon will be distributed solely via email in late May. If you are not already receiving email messages from us, sign up for The eGret so you won’t miss our publications and important announcements during this time.
  • NYC Audubon’s staff is working remotely. You may still reach us via email. Without access to the physical office, our response time and registration-modification processes are taking longer than usual. We thank you for your patience.

Migratory birds are arriving, and we know that many of you will choose to be outside to enjoy them. Please take care and be conscious of your choices when visiting our public parks and green spaces. Protect your and our community’s health by following the CDC’s recommendations. Practice social distancing and do not share binoculars or scopes.

We hope everyone in our community stays safe and well during this time. Changes to our programs and activities will continue to be posted here. General inquiries may be made by phone to NYC Audubon, Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30am, at 212-691-7483 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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