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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 (SOLD OUT).

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

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) with Joseph Mason (1808–1842), Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis), Study for Havell pl. 5, 1821. Watercolor, pastel, gouache, graphite, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card; 18 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.5; 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 Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis). 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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