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Learn About the Best Birdwatching Spots in NYC and Long Island at Our Upcoming Lecture

[b]Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island[br][/b]By Deborah Rivel and Kellye RosenheimBirdwatching in New York City and on Long Island
By Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim

A Presentation by Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim
Thursday, December 8, 7pm
Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets)

Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim are the authors of a new guide to birdwatching in the five boroughs and on Long Island, designed to be easy to use in the field and provide seasonal information and precise directions to the area’s best birdwatching locations. The authors will share what they learned researching and writing the book. Deborah is an avid bird photographer and award-winning independent wildlife film producer/director. Kellye leads local bird walks and is currently director of development for NYC Audubon.

NOTE: Our lectures now begin at 7pm. Also, our lecture series has moved!
Our new venue is Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets in Manhattan. (Google Map)

Check out NYC Audubon's full 2016-2017 Lecture Series schedule on our Lectures page.

The lecture series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.

Participate in the 117th Audubon Christmas Bird Count - Citizen Science in Action

[b]Great Horned Owl[/b][br]© François PortmannGreat Horned Owl
© François Portmann

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the nation's longest-running citizen-science bird project. New York City Audubon plays its part in this annual bird population survey, which is now conducted across North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Pacific Islands. Birders of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. Beginners too! The data collected by observers over the past century allow researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. View the full history of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and the compiled nationwide data here.

The 117th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will soon be under way nationwide, and in all five boroughs of New York City. NYC Audubon is responsible for reporting data for the Lower Hudson Count Circle, which includes all of Manhattan and parts of New Jersey. And we host Manhattan's Central Park compilation gathering at the Central Park Arsenal each year, a festive event! Bird Counts in NYC begin Saturday, December 17, with Counts occurring across Staten Island and Brooklyn, while the Central Park Count will take place on Sunday, December 18. Several other "Lower Hudson Circle" counts will take place that same day of December 18 in areas such as Inwood Hill, Harlem, Riverside Park, Bryant Park, the Lower East Side, Battery Park, Randall's Island, and Liberty State Park (in New Jersey). NYC Bird Counts wrap up on Monday, December 26, with Counts taking place in the Bronx. For more information on how you can participate in any of these Counts, visit our NYC Christmas Bird Count page.

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

Bottom Photo Credits: Map © NYC Audubon; Michael Ahern Productions at 2016 Fall Roost © David Rodgers Photography.

* This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, available at

Help Us Learn About Dangers to Our Migrants with D-Bird

Fall Migration is well underway--and sadly many migrants run into trouble while attempting to navigate our city's maze of cement and glass. 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. You can also 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.

Fall Roost Raises over $150,000 for the City's Birds

Thank you for supporting us at the twelfth annual Fall Roost on October 17! At this year's benefit honoring longtime NYC Audubon Board Member and Past President Harry Maas, Tribute in Light monitoring partner Michael Ahern Productions and the late Michael Ahern, and "Volunteer of the Year" Phil Cusimano, NYC Audubon raised more than $150,000 overall--and more than $10,000 towards a summer 2017 residency on Governors Island, an exciting opportunity for outreach, education, and expanded conservation efforts on the Island. Thank you to all who made this year's Fall Roost another fantastic night for New York City's birds and wildlife. Click here to view a slideshow featuring photos from the 12th annual Fall Roost.

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