Protecting Birds in New York City

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Central Park Boathouse

The 9th Annual Fall Roost dinner was a fantastic success, raising nearly $150,000 for NYC Audubon's conservation work in the five boroughs! The event honored several of the City's major birding champions: Oakes Ames, Dr. Claude Bloch, Karen Heidgerd, Rita McMahon, and the late Starr Saphir, with stirring speeches and a focus on the importance of Jamaica Bay restoration and protection. Thank you to the more than 200 supporters and attendees who made this one of our best Roosts--and a wonderful night for NYC's birds.

Proceeds from the Fall Roost support New York City Audubon's efforts to protect wild birds and their habitat in the five boroughs through advocacy, scientific research, environmental education, and hands-on habitat restoration. In particular, we are working to improve the quality of stopover habitat and reduce threats to birds from illuminated and glass-clad buildings; advocating for the protection of the city's remaining natural areas that provide prime bird habitat; and expanding opportunities to engage local communities in citizen science. 

You can view the photos from this year's event in the slideshow below or click here to view the photos through our Picasa web album.

Click here too find out more about this year's honorees. Please also take a moment to view our Silent Auction items, as well as view the Fall Roost Host Commitee and photos of past Roosts.



Oakes Ames

Claude Bloch

Karen Heidgerd

Rita McMahon

Starr Saphir


Honorary Chairs

Daniel A. Biederman

Helena Durst

Joseph H. Ellis

Peter Joost

Mary Tyler Moore

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Virginia K. Stowe



Drianne Benner

Andrew Farnsworth

Marcia T. Fowle

Catherine Schragis Heller

Lynne Hertzog

Sarah Jeffords

Harrison D. Maas

Tom Stephenson

For more information, please contact Angela Januzzi at

212-691-7483 x306 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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