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Take Part in World Shorebirds Day
on Sunday, Sept. 6

[b]Red Knots[/b][br]© Lloyd SpitalnikRed Knots
© Lloyd Spitalnik

Join bird-lovers around the world on Sunday, September 6 in celebrating the world's shorebirds. World Shorebirds Day was founded to connect people with the beauty and diversity of shorebirds--and to raise public awareness about the need to protect their fragile populations and habitats, and promote monitoring and research. (The red knot, pictured above, is the 2015 "Shorebird of the Year.")

You can take part in World Shorebirds Day by doing a shorebird count! To contribute both to World Shorebirds Day and NYC Audubon's shorebird monitoring efforts, please participate according to the instructions on the World Shorebirds Day website--and then share your eBird checklist with NYC Audubon (eBird username: nycaudubon).  Click here to learn more on the World Shorebirds Day website.

To get involved in NYC Audubon's shorebird research, please contact Debra Kriensky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ACT NOW to Save Wild Birds!

[b]Nesting Piping Plovers Are Vulnerable to Predation by Feral Cats.[/b][br]© François PortmannNesting Piping Plovers Are Vulnerable to Predation by Feral Cats.
© François Portmann

Wild birds are under siege. In New York State, they are threatened by a feral cat trap-neuter-return (TNR) bill that offers no provision for excluding return to critical wild bird habitat. Nationwide, they are threatened by amendments to appropriations bills that would prevent all enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Please take a moment to voice your opposition. Your action is critically needed! Please click here to learn how you can help.


Top Banner Photo Credits: Group of birders © Kati Solomon; all others © Francois Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: American Woodcock © Victoria Booth.

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Volunteer this Fall
with Project Safe Flight

There are many ways to participate in Project Safe Flight, our principal autumn conservation program. Volunteers can monitor buildings weekly for window collisions (September 1-November 1); pick up injured birds and transport them to the Wild Bird Fund (as needed); participate in our Tribute in Light monitoring event (on Sept. 11); and more. Attend one of our upcoming training sessions to learn about these projects and get involved. Click here to see training dates and learn more.


Be a part of Project Safe Flight by Using Our New Online Database, D-Bird, Now Mobile-Friendly!

D-Bird, our crowd-sourced bird mortality data collection tool, has received a major update! Now it is possible to quickly and easily send reports to D-bird from any mobile device. Visitors to the desktop version of D-Bird will also notice the reporting form has received a facelift – the data entry process is now more streamlined and intuitive.

If you find a dead or injured bird, you can make a valuable contribution to Project Safe Flight by providing us with information about the bird at To see an interactive map of D-Bird results and to learn more about Project Safe Flight, please click here.

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.

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