Get Outdoors with NYC's Winter Wildlife in 2015!
Happy New Year from NYC Audubon! Our beautiful warblers, tanagers, and orioles are far south of us now, and we must wait a few months yet for them to return. But there is still much great birding and wildlife-watching to be had in New York City. Snow buntings, eiders, harlequin ducks, snowy owls--and one non-avian visitor, the harbor seal--have themselves journeyed south, to spend the winter here! And there are plenty of opportunities to go see them:
Our Winter Seals and Waterbirds of New York Harbor tours start Sunday, January 11 and run through March 8, from 12-2pm. See playful harbor seals, loons, sea ducks, and purple sandpipers while you enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and tea. Or, seek out wintering bald eagles on the Hudson on Jan. 24 (travel in style by train) or on February 8 (travel in style by van)!
For a more extended winter wildlife adventure, come to Montauk with Gabriel Willow from Saturday Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 22. See eiders, harlequin ducks, and seals (See more below)! Or, if you are already dreaming yourself of balmier climes this winter: Plan your trip to the Florida Everglades with Don Riepe, next April: Sunday, April 12 - Sunday, April 19.
See our full winter trip listings here. We hope you'll join us.
***NOTE: OUR JANUARY 20 LECTURE WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE CENTRAL PARK ZOO GALLERY, WHICH IS LOCATED INSIDE THE ZOO, BEHIND AND SLIGHTLY TO THE SOUTH OF THE ARSENAL BUILDING (OFF FIFTH AVENUE AT 64TH STREET). PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE A MAP; THE GALLERY IS LABELED.***
115th Annual Christmas Bird Count - Citizen Science in Action
New York City's 115th annual Christmas Bird Count is a wrap! NYC Audubon helped kick off the Christmas Bird Count season by hosting Manhattan's Central Park compilation gathering on Sunday, December 14. Together, we tallied 4,315 birds and 57 species in the park. Thanks to all those who participated in New York City's counts. We will post results soon for all five boroughs.
Top Banner Photo Credits: group of birders © Kati Solomon; all others © Francois Portmann.
Bottom Photo Credits: Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron Chicks © Kenneth Cole Schneider**
** This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Be a part of Project Safe Flight by Using Our New Online Database, D-Bird
For more than 15 years, NYC Audubon has been collecting data on bird mortality in New York City in order to understand the threats that birds face from the built environment. 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.
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 through our new online database, D-Bird. To learn more and contribute to D-Bird, please click here.
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NYC Audubon connects people with nature through the safeguarding and enjoyment of wild birds—hundreds of thousands of birds that live in our communities and tens of millions of birds that migrate through our cityscape every spring and fall. Our work to protect them has never been more critical. We are working hard to document and understand the threats, as well as implement and advance solutions, but we cannot thrive without the annual renewal of the collective contributions our members and friends provide. Please give as generously as your means allow. This year we truly need to hear from you. Every gift of every size matters to every one of us. Your participation matters most. Thank you!
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