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Who We Are: NYC Audubon

Learn about the varied conservation and outreach undertaken by NYC Audubon to protect and champion the city’s birds and nature. Karen Benfield and Lark Song Media spent the past year documenting our work and have produced a terrific video that captures our commitment to birds and bird-lovers of New York City. See how our organization is making New York City better for birds and people by checking out the “Who We Are” video above.

2017-2018 NYC Audubon Lecture Series

[b]Joanna Burger with Great Egret[/b]Joanna Burger with Great Egret

By Joanna Burger
Wednesday, January 24, 7pm

Rutgers professor and scientist Joanna Burger is a behavioral ecologist whose primary interests are in the adaptive significance of social behavior in vertebrates, ecological risk, and biomonitoring. She is also the author of several books for lay naturalists on birds, butterflies, parrots, and pine snakes. For our lecture, Dr. Burger will acquaint us with the rich natural experiences that can be had in the state next door, New Jersey.

Lecture series is free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.

Lectures are held at Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th streets in Manhattan. View our entire 2017-2018 Lecture Series schedule here.

2018: 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

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), Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), Study for Havell pl. 3, 1821. Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card; 18 1/8 x 11 7/8 in. Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon,1863.17.3; Eastern Bluebirds © Dave Poortvliet/Audubon Photography Awards.

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

Audubon's stunning watercolors now have a permanent home! Check out New-York Historical Society's recently opened Audubon’s Birds of America 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 Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), on display until February 5. Learn more about New-York Historical Society's new gallery here.

Help New York City Audubon help the City's Birds

Saving birds means that local people must protect the habitats under their care. Each site along the flyway is important, including our own patch, New York City, where over 350 species stop to refuel, nest, or overwinter. New York City Audubon’s mission is to protect our 30,000 acres of open space and 520 miles of coastline and ensure their productivity for the millions of birds that use them. Support the City's birds by donating now.

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"The Faces of Audubon" is a three-minute story about volunteer Adriana Palmer,  her growing interest in birds, and her work on Project Safe Flight, featuring our director of citizen science, John Rowden.
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