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Birds Are Coming to Broadway!

[b]Nicolas Holiber and Assistant with Hooded Merganser Sculpture in Progress at Holiber's Brooklyn Studio[/b]Nicolas Holiber and Assistant with Hooded Merganser Sculpture in Progress at Holiber's Brooklyn Studio

Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, a public art exhibition by artist Nicolas Holiber that will line the Broadway Malls in Manhattan with 12 beautiful sculptures of birds identified as being threatened by a warming climate in the Audubon Birds & Climate Change Report, was featured in a terrific video segment that aired on CBS New York and is available to view online right now. This project, scheduled for installation in April 2019 in partnership with NYC Audubon, Broadway Mall Association, NYC Parks, and Gitler &_______, will raise awareness for bird species whose existence is threatened by climate change, while also bringing beauty to the urban landscape.

Birds on Broadway, which was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter, is quickly gaining momentum, and we look forward to seeing the sculptures on the Broadway Malls next year. Thank you to everyone who backed the project on Kickstarter to support the fabrication, production, transportation, and installation of this public art project!


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.

Visit the Audubon Mural Project website to learn more about the initiative and view images and a map of all the completed murals.

Get Your Tickets for the Fall Roost!

Tuesday, October 2
Tribeca Rooftop

NYC Audubon’s Fall Roost benefit dinner is coming to Tribeca Rooftop on Tuesday, October 2. This year’s benefit will honor Andrew Farnsworth, PhD, and Volunteer of the Year, Annie Barry. Learn more about this year's honorees here.

Held annually since 2005, The Fall Roost raises funds for NYC Audubon’s numerous conservation and education programs while honoring some of the City’s birding and conservation luminaries. The evening begins with a silent auction and reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and program. You can expect great food, excellent company, and a silent auction featuring new eco-adventures, unique cultural experiences, and a few fun surprises.

Learn more and register for this year's Fall Roost here.


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), American Pipit (Anthus rubescens), Study for Havell pl. 10, ca. 1819. Pastel, watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink on paper, laid on card; 11 9/16 x 17 in. Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.10; Eastern Bluebirds © Dave Poortvliet/Audubon Photography Awards.

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 is the American Pipit (Anthus rubescens). Learn more about New-York Historical Society's gallery 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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