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

Spring migration is just 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.

Volunteer with Us this Spring!

[b]Rescued American Kestrel Recovering at the Wild Bird Fund[/b][br]© Maryjane BolandRescued American Kestrel Recovering at the Wild Bird Fund
© Maryjane Boland

Spring is here, and all of NYC Audubon's conservation projects are ready to come out of hibernation! To get involved with any of the conservation projects listed below, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All orientations require registration in advance.

Injured Bird Transporters: We often receive calls from individuals who have found injured birds but are unable to transport them to a rehabilitator. We need caring volunteers to transport these birds to licensed wildlife rehabilitators in the area.

Harbor Herons Foraging Study: Observe herons and egrets as they forage in New York City waterways. An orientation will be held Monday, May 1, 6-7pm.

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

Bottom Photo Credits: Bald Eagle © David Speiser; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, and Little Blue Heron © Debra Kriensky.

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"The Faces of Audubon" is a three-minute story about volunteer Adriana Palmer,  her growing interest in birds, and her work on Project Safe Flight, featuring our director of citizen science, John Rowden.
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