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Test Out Your Knowledge of All Things Birdy!

Join New York City Audubon for an All-Things-Birdy trivia contest with MC Tod Winston. Bring your own team of four or flock with others as we test how much you really know about our feathered friends. $20 per person donation to NYC Audubon to play. Drinks and food can be purchased from the Gray Mare. Win fantastic prizes! The evening starts at 6:30pm with the contest beginning at 7pm. Learn more about Bird Trivia Night here. The event is sold out.

Watch Great Films While Enjoying Delicious Brews

[b]Dr. Susan Elbin, Kaitlyn Parkins, and Pete Lengyel Answering Questions after [i]The Messenger[/i] Screening at KCBC in October 2017.[/b][br]Photo © NYC Audubon[br][br][br]Dr. Susan Elbin, Kaitlyn Parkins, and Pete Lengyel Answering Questions after The Messenger Screening at KCBC in October 2017.
Photo © NYC Audubon

Birders: The Central Park Effect - Thursday, April 26, 7pm
Saving Jamaica Bay - Thursday, May 10, 7pm
With Kings County Brewers Collective
381 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Join us at Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) during spring migration as we screen two important documentaries: Birders: The Central Park Effect on April 26 and Saving Jamaica Bay on May 10. The screenings will be followed by Q + A's with the filmmakers of the respective documentaries, NYC Audubon ecologists, and KCBC brewer Pete Lengyel, who was inspired to create Safe Flight IPA last fall after learning of the hundreds of millions of birds that perish annually in the U.S. in window strikes. Ages 21 and up. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Limited to 150. These events are free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about the film screenings.

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, our tours will visit John James Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 20. $30 per walk (20)

Learn more about the Audubon Mural Project and register for a tour here.

Due to popular demand, we will be adding more Audubon Mural Project tour dates this spring. Check our Audubon Mural Project Tours page and upcoming issues of our monthly email newsletter The eGret for tours to be announced soon. Visit the Audubon Mural Project website to learn more about the initiative and view images and a map of all the completed murals.

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

Bottom Photo Credits: Accessory set, American, including muff and tippet, 1880–99. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; John James Audubon, Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Study for Havell pl. 291, 1831; Eastern Bluebirds © Dave Poortvliet/Audubon Photography Awards.

Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife On View at New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition in partnership with NYC Audubon that melds fashion, activism, and the history of the groundbreaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, on view now through July 15, 2018, examines the circumstances that inspired early environmental activists—many of them women and New Yorkers—to champion the protection of endangered birds. Learn more about this special exhibit here.

Take the Pledge and Make 2018 the 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

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Birding by Subway Map

Learn about all of the great NYC birding hotspots and how to visit them by public transit using our interactive "Birding by Subway" Map.


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Our Video

Karen Benfield and Lark Song Media spent a year documenting our work and produced a terrific video that captures our commitment to the birds and bird-lovers of New York City. See our varied outreach and conservation programs in action by viewing "Who We Are: NYC Audubon."
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