NYC Audubon Activities and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated June 8, 2020

NYC Audubon’s team continues to do 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 have been 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 remains dynamic and rapidly changing, influencing our operations and programming now and in the weeks ahead. We are following state and federal government guidance, are in touch with city agencies, and continue to monitor the situation closely.

Take a look at our "virtual birding" offerings, designed to connect you to birds and bird conservation during this time. And help birds through our advocacy work—become an Avian Advocate! Please continue to check our website, sign up for eNews, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for new programming and updates.

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


All In-Person Programming:

  • All in-person walks, trips, classes, and habitat clean-ups are suspended or postponed until we are able to resume in accordance with local and state guidelines. We are working to update our public events calendar and website listings. We are continuing to monitor the situation and determine when it might be possible to safely resume program activity. We will be in touch with you if you have registered for a program that has been canceled or postponed. 

Overnight Trips:

  • New York City Audubon is currently evaluating the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak to upcoming overnight trips. All June overnight trips are suspended until further notice. We will update our Overnight Trips webpage and communicate directly with registered participants as we learn more about how specific trips are affected by destination, accommodation, and guide availability.
  • Contact: Danielle Sherman, Programs Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2020 Spring Luncheon:

  • Our inaugural Spring Luncheon at The University Club, scheduled for May 12, was canceled. We look forward to launching this event in 2021.
  • If you had hoped to attend and would like to make a contribution instead, please contact: Kellye Rosenheim, Director of Development, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • The summer issue of The Urban Audubon has been published "virtually"; both low- and high-resolution (for printing) versions are available. 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 continues to work remotely. You may still reach us via email. Phone calls are forwarded and if you leave a message we will call you back. Without access to the physical office, our response time and registration-modification processes are taking longer than usual. We thank you for your patience.

Good weather and our birds' nesting season has arrived, and we know that many of you will choose to be outside. 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 and state and city regulations. Wear a face mask and practice social distancing. 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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