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Help Us Learn About Dangers to Our Migrants with D-Bird

[b]A Map of Bird Deaths and Injuries Generated Through D-Bird[/b]A Map of Bird Deaths and Injuries Generated Through D-Bird

Fall Migration is well underway--and sadly many migrants will run into trouble while attempting to navigate our city's maze of cement and glass. This time of year we receive many calls about birds found injured or perished from building collisions. Learn about the dangers facing birds by visiting our Project Safe Flight page.

If you find an injured or dead bird, there are many ways to help. Our partner, the Wild Bird Fund, offers excellent advice on what to do if you find an injured bird. If you believe the bird needs professional care, contact the Wild Bird Fund at 646-306-2862 or view our list of Animal Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers in New York City to find a place to take the bird.

Just as important, you can make a valuable contribution to Project Safe Flight and contribute to our understanding of bird collisions in New York City by using D-Bird, our crowd-sourced bird mortality data collection tool. You can easily log where and when you found an injured or dead bird by visiting on your smartphone or computer. The more we know about where and when birds are colliding, the more context and guidance we will have to provide better Project Safe Flight monitoring efforts. This work is a component of Project Safe Flight, part of our broader effort generously supported by the Leon Levy Foundation to make the City a safer place for birds.

Is Your Garage Feeling Empty?

[b]Director of Conservation and Science Susan Elbin and Our "Zodiac" Research Boat[/b]Director of Conservation and Science Susan Elbin and Our "Zodiac" Research Boat

Our research boat's longtime hibernation den has changed hands and we are seeking a winter home for our "Zodiac." If you would consider donating an empty or spare garage in the NYC region through March, please email Susan Elbin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2016-2017 Lecture Series Kicks Off November 17 at New Location

[b][i]Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer[/i][/b][br]By Peter P. Marra and Chris SantellaCat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
By Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella

By Peter P. Marra, PhD
Thursday, November 17, 7pm
Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th street)

Mounting scientific evidence confirms what many conservationists have suspected for some time--that in the United States alone, free-ranging cats are killing birds and other animals by the billions. Equally alarming are the public health consequences of rabies and parasitic Toxoplasma passing from cats to humans. Join us as co-author Peter P. Marra, PhD discusses Cat Wars, the story of the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health, and the controversies surrounding the management of cat populations.

NOTE: "Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design" by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers was originally scheduled to take place on November 17. The "Green Metropolis" lecture will now take place on Wednesday, January 25.
View our updated 2016-2017 Lecture Series Schedule by clicking here.

All lectures are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.

Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: Tribute in Light 2016 © NYC Audubon; Michael Ahern Productions at 2016 Fall Roost © David Rodgers Photography.

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Tribute in Light 2016 Recap

The Tribute in Light memorial once again shone bright over Lower Manhattan on September 11, projecting two beams of light into the night sky to pay tribute to the lives lost on that day in 2001. Thank you to Michael Ahern Production Services, Inc. and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum for letting us turn the lights off three times for brief periods during the early morning hours, allowing birds "trapped" in the light beams to continue on their migration. Read Conservation Biologist Debra Kriensky's full recap of this year's monitoring efforts on our blog, Syrinx.

The New York Daily News produced a fantastic video about our efforts to save birds during the Tribute in Light Memorial. Be sure to check it out!

Fall Roost Raises over $150,000 for the City's Birds

Thank you for supporting us at the twelfth annual Fall Roost on October 17! At this year's benefit honoring longtime NYC Audubon Board Member and Past President Harry Maas, Tribute in Light monitoring partner Michael Ahern Productions and the late Michael Ahern, and "Volunteer of the Year" Phil Cusimano, NYC Audubon raised more than $150,000 overall--and more than $10,000 towards a summer 2017 residency on Governors Island, an exciting opportunity for outreach, education, and expanded conservation efforts on the Island. Thank you to all who made this year's Fall Roost another fantastic night for New York City's birds and wildlife.

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