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Special Discount on Harbor Herons Ecocruises

[b]Snowy Egret[/b][br]© François PortmannSnowy Egret
© François Portmann

For a chance to get a look at "Clare," one of two great egrets outfitted with a GPS transmitter (see the article above), now is the time to get your tickets for one of our Sunset Ecocruises of the Harbor Heron Islands! Our ecocruises run Sundays through August 16 and visit three different destinations: the Brother Islands, Hoffman & Swinburne Islands, and Jamaica Bay. As a friend of NYC Audubon, you will receive a special discount of $5 off tickets to Hoffman & Swinburne and Brother Islands Ecocruises, and $8 off our Jamaica Bay Ecocruise.

To receive your special discount, purchase tickets online at and enter one of the discount coupon codes below. Coupon is valid for online purchases only and cannot be combined with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Please note blackout dates may apply. Each voucher is valid for one to four people. Expires 9.31.15.

Brother Islands and Hoffman & Swinburne Ecocruises: To receive $5 off each ticket purchased, enter the code BIRDS in the space labeled "Redeem Discount Coupon."

Jamaica Bay Ecocruise: To receive $8 off each ticket purchased, enter the code JAMAICA in the space labeled "Redeem Discount Coupon."

Visit New York Water Taxi's website for more cruise details and to purchase tickets.

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: Big Brown Bat © Angell Williams.

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Twilight Bat and Insect Walks in Central Park

Tuesdays, July 14-August 11


Guide: Paul Keim

Explore the mysteries of Central Park at twilight as we seek these fascinating and misunderstood flying mammals—and learn about their great importance to our environment. We'll see local bat species in flight as they hunt and dive for insects, and hear them with an echolocator. Other nocturnal creatures like crickets and katydids may be seen as well.

Click here to view listings for our entire summer trips and classes schedule and to register


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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