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

[b]Interactive Map of Bird Building Collisions in 2016 Submitted through D-Bird. [/b]Interactive Map of Bird Building Collisions in 2016 Submitted through D-Bird.

Spring migration is 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 injury and 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.

Volunteer in the Field This Spring!

[b]Volunteers Counting and Tagging Horseshoe Crabs at Jamaica Bay[/b][br]© NYC AudubonVolunteers Counting and Tagging Horseshoe Crabs at Jamaica Bay
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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. All orientations are held at NYC Audubon, 71 West 23rd Street Suite 1523 in Manhattan. You can read more about our conservation programs here.

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring: Horseshoe crab eggs are an important food source for migratory shorebirds. Collect data on horseshoe crab spawning by helping count horseshoe crabs in Jamaica Bay. We count on 12 nights in May and June, but you don't need to be able to make every count to sign up. Orientations will be held Thursday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 16, 6-7pm.


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

Bottom Photo Credits: John James Audubon (1785–1851) with Joseph Mason (1808–1842), Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii), Study for Havell pl. 18, 1821. Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card; 18 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.; Project Safe Flight Volunteer Gunda Narang © Sophie Butcher.

Audubon's Birds of America Gallery Now Open at New-York Historical Society

Audubon's stunning watercolors have a permanent home! Check out New-York Historical Society's Audubon’s Birds of America Focus Gallery, where you can view rotating watercolor models by John James Audubon with their corresponding plates from the double-elephant-folio series, engraved by Robert Havell Jr.—never on view together before!—bird calls, and a Bird-of-the-Month.

The Bird-of-the Month centerpiece currently is the Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii). Learn more about New-York Historical Society's gallery here.

The Volunteers of Project Safe Flight: A Photo Essay

Over the course of last spring, photographer Sophie Butcher accompanied Project Safe Flight (PSF) volunteers as they patrolled routes in New York City looking for dead and injured birds, victims of collisions with windows. The photographs she took offer a revealing look into the lives and work of these dedicated PSF volunteers, who are critical in helping our organization understand the causes of bird collisions in New York City. Her photo essay, "The Volunteers of Project Safe Flight," celebrates the volunteers and also brings awareness to an important environmental issue. View Butcher's photo essay here, and join us at Kings County Brewers Collective this April for an exhibition featuring her work and the illustrations of Annie Novak

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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 "NYC Audubon Highlights and Achievements 2018."
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