The 9th Annual Fall Roost dinner, held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 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 New York City'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.
Photos from October 16, 2012
Honoring Ajamu Brown, Helena Durst, and Christopher Ward
Photos from October 18, 2011
Honoring Peter Joost, George J. Mullen Jr., and Maria Torres
Click here to see photos from October 19, 2010
Honoring Beryl Thurman, Henry Christensen III, and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers