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Visit Us at Our New Summer Island Home on Governors Island

Join Us for Our Inaugural Season at Our New Seasonal Visitor and Education Center Right in the Heart of New York Harbor

NYC Audubon was awarded a residency this summer on Governors Island! Stop by Nolan Park House #17 for free bird walks, family-friendly activities, a reference library of nature-related books for kids, binoculars to borrow, nature film screenings, information on birds and habitats throughout NYC's five boroughs, and more.

Our house will be open Thursday through Sunday in June, daily through July and August, and Thursday through Sunday in September. Visiting hours are 10:30am–5:30pm.

Click here to learn more about our inaugural residency on Governors Island this summer.


It's Your Tern! Festival

[b]Common Tern Chick[/b][br]© David SpeiserCommon Tern Chick
© David Speiser

Saturday, July 8, 10am-4pm (rain date Sunday, July 9, noon-4pm)
South Battery Triangle, Governors Island
With Governors Island Alliance, New York Harbor School, National Park Service

Come celebrate Governors Island’s treasures: common terns and oysters! Common terns have recently colonized several decommissioned piers on Governors Island’s waterfront. The colony has benefited recently from the introduction of oyster shells as a nesting material. Festival activities will include: Expert bird walks and talks by NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin and Governors Island Park Volunteer Annie Barry Hands-on activities for the whole family

The Tern Festival is free. No registration necessary. Click here for directions and to learn more about the event.

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

[b]A Map of Bird Deaths and Injuries Generated Through D-Bird[/b]A Map of Bird Deaths and Injuries Generated 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 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. 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.

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

Bottom Photo Credits: Shorebirds in Flight © Don Riepe; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, and Little Blue Heron © Debra Kriensky.

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

12th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

Saturday, August 26, 8:30am-5pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
With American Littoral Society and Gateway National Recreation Area

During the past 40 years, over 40 species of shorebirds have been recorded at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s East and West Ponds from mid-July through October, with the greatest diversity and abundance usually occurring in August. Activities include guided shorebird walks, family programming, and talks from experts on shorebird conservation, shorebird identification, and Jamaica Bay.

Free bus transportation from Manhattan to Jamaica Bay is available for NYC Audubon members at the Student/Senior level and up. Click here to learn more. Click here to learn more.

The Birds Could Really Use a Hand This Year

Now is the moment to exert the power of our conservation networks to assure a voice and future for wild birds in North America. Simply put, we need your help. New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that protects wild birds and their habitats. We may be small, but we are strong. Our five-borough engagement and collective activism make a difference.

NYC Audubon’s work does not happen without its dedicated and loyal members and friends. Now is your opportunity to assure success in the year ahead. Please consider making a financial gift. Every gift of every size matters to every one of us. Your participation matters most. Thank you!

Click here to donate now.

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