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[b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island[/b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island © NYC Audubon

Your support is essential to help protect birds in New York City. If you care about birds and your environment, there are many ways that you can get involved.

Volunteer in the Office
Volunteering with NYC Audubon is a great way to meet new and interesting people while contributing significantly to helping the city’s birds. If you have special expertise in writing, social media, or data analysis or just want to pitch in to help answer phones or get a big mailing out, call Barbara in our office at 212-691-7483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out about volunteer opportunities.

[b]NYC Audubon Volunteers Clean Up Plum Beach, Brooklyn, September 2011[/b]NYC Audubon Volunteers Clean Up Plum Beach, Brooklyn, September 2011 © NYC Audubon

Volunteer in the Field
It wouldn’t be possible to monitor the city’s birds and natural areas without the help of volunteers. Hundreds of people are needed to survey heron foraging sites, count horseshoe crabs at spawning beaches, and search for birds that are the victims of collisions with windows. Click here to read more about these programs. If you can make the time to help, please call our office at 212-691-7483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Volunteer Events
Want to roll up your sleeves and help clean up sites important for birds? Join NYC Audubon’s TogetherGreen Volunteer Days and lend a hand. We’ll provide the tools and training, you provide the muscle! Click here to check the Volunteer Events Section for upcoming TogetherGreen Volunteer Days, as well as other opportunities.

[b]Volunteers and NYC Audubon's John Rowden Collect Data on Horseshoe Crabs[/b]Volunteers and NYC Audubon's John Rowden Collect Data on Horseshoe Crabs © NYC Audubon

How about counting birds for the annual Christmas Bird Count? NYC Audubon organizes the count in Manhattan's Central Park; check our calendar for the date. For other locations of the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in the five boroughs, give us a call. We can put you in touch with other groups in the city engaged in the count. For the results of last year's CBC, click here.

Armchair Activists
Birds can’t ask for help, but you can. An Armchair Activist sends emails and letters and makes phone calls to the revelant policymakers. Join our list to receive monthly alerts. You can also keep on top of local environmental issues through our free monthly e-newsletter, The eGret.

 CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ARMCHAIR ACTIVIST ALERTS, OUR E-NEWSLETTER, AND MORE!

*Take Action banner photo of a Downy Woodpecker © Francois Portman

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