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2018 NYC Audubon Lecture Series

SPARROWS AND PEOPLE AND SPARROW PEOPLE
By Rick Wright
Tuesday, February 27, 7pm

Prolific author Rick Wright will share his expertise and read passages from his forthcoming book, the Peterson Reference Guide to North American Sparrows. Among his other publications are two scholarly works on the Latin and German animal literature of the late Middle Ages as well as the American Birding Association’s field guides to birds of New Jersey and of Arizona.

Lecture series is free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.

Lectures are held at Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th streets in Manhattan. View our entire 2017-2018 Lecture Series schedule here.


Take a Guided Tour of the Audubon Mural Project

[b]Swallow-tailed Kite (and Others) by Artist Lunar New Year[/b][br] Photo © Mike Fernandez/Audubon[br][br]Swallow-tailed Kite (and Others) by Artist Lunar New Year
Photo © Mike Fernandez/Audubon

The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort by the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. In addition to seeing about 30 murals, we will visit John James Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 25. $30 per walk (20)

Register for the March 18 Audubon Mural Project tour here.

Register for the April 15 Audubon Mural Project tour here.

Register for the May 20 Audubon Mural Project tour here.

Visit the Audubon Mural Project website to learn more about the initiative and view images and a map of all the completed murals.

2018: Year of the Bird

2018 is the year of the bird! In honor of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—the most powerful and important bird protection law ever passed—organizations from around the world are joining forces to celebrate the "Year of the Bird" and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. Take the pledge and sign up to bird your world at www.birdyourworld.org.


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

Bottom Photo Credits: John James Audubon (1785–1851), Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus), Study for Havell pl. 4, 1824. Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on card.; Eastern Bluebirds © Dave Poortvliet/Audubon Photography Awards.


Audubon's Birds of America Gallery Now Open at New-York Historical Society

Audubon's stunning watercolors now have a permanent home! Check out New-York Historical Society's recently opened Audubon’s Birds of America Gallery, where you can view rotating watercolor models by John James Audubon with their corresponding plates from the double-elephant-folio series, engraved by Robert Havell Jr.—never on view together before!—bird calls, and a Bird-of-the-Month.

The Bird-of-the Month centerpiece is the Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus). Learn more about New-York Historical Society's new gallery here.

Help New York City Audubon Help the City's Birds

Saving birds means that local people must protect the habitats under their care. Each site along the flyway is important, including our own patch, New York City, where over 350 species stop to refuel, nest, or overwinter. New York City Audubon’s mission is to protect our 30,000 acres of open space and 520 miles of coastline and ensure their productivity for the millions of birds that use them. Support the City's birds by donating now.

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