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NYC Audubon Signs Petition Supporting Ban of Second-Generation Rodenticides

[b]Red-Tailed Hawks, Like These Fledglings Near Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park, Are Often Victims of Rodenticide Poisoning.[/b][br]© Francois PortmannRed-Tailed Hawks, Like These Fledglings Near Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park, Are Often Victims of Rodenticide Poisoning.
© Francois Portmann

NYC Audubon was one of six conservation organizations (also including the Center for Biological Diversity, American Bird Conservancy, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, EarthJustice, and Raptors Are the Solution) to sign a petition urging the state of New York to restrict or ban second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. The petition (click here to read it in its entirety) addresses use of rodenticides including brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, and difethialone, except for those uses required for habitat conservation and public health emergencies, and was submitted to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday, July 28. Click here to view the full press release.

Learn more about how you can help protect raptors from poisoning by visiting NYC Audubon's raptors conservation page.


You Can Contribute to Project Safe Flight by Using Our New Online Database, D-Bird

 

NYC Audubon is launching a new research tool, and we need your help to make it great!

For more than 15 years, NYC Audubon has been collecting data on bird mortality in New York City in order to understand the threats that birds face from the built environment. 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.

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 through our new online database, D-Bird:

Just click here to visit D-Bird.

Once you arrive at the page, follow the instructions in order to provide us with location, species, and observation data about the bird that you have found. Your contributions will enhance our existing body of research and will play an important part in the protection of the birds of the City.


Ninth Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

[b]Shorebirds in Flight[/b][br]© Don RiepeShorebirds in Flight
© Don Riepe

Join us Saturday, August 23 at the internationally renowned Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at the peak of shorebird migration. Learn about the refuge's ecology and history, shorebird biology and behavior, and how to identify and photograph these species out in the field.

Click here for more info on the day's activities and how to register. Free members-only transportation from Manhattan to Jamaica Bay is available (Limited to 35).


 

Top Banner Photo Credits: group of birders © Kati Solomon; all others © Francois Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: injured warbler from building collision © NYC Audubon

** This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

Buy your Tickets for the Fall Roost

NYC Audubon’s Fall Roost benefit dinner will be held at the newly redesigned, bird-friendly Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Thursday, October 16. Once among the deadliest buildings for birds in New York City, the Center is now a remarkable example of bird-friendly design integrated with sustainable architecture. This year’s benefit will honor the creative team that transformed the Center: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; the Convention Center Development Corporation; and FXFOWLE Epstein Architects.

Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

 

Injured Bird Transporters Needed

Help save an injured bird! 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.

A training session will be held at the Wild Bird Fund Center on the Upper West Side on September 9, 6-7pm. If interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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