NYC Audubon in the News

Read recent media coverage of NYC Audubon's work below. For updates on our conservation work in New York City, please visit our blog, Syrinx, as well as our Facebook page.




More Life at the Javits Center
from The New York Times, January 7, 2015

The New York Times' Editorial Board reported on the successful eco-friendly renovation of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and NYC Audubon's monitoring of its new green roof. Click here to read the article.

Executive Director Takes Wing at NYC Audubon
from Crain's New York Business, November 18, 2014

Kathryn Heintz was interviewed about her appointment to the helm of NYC Audubon. Click here to read the article.

How Better Glass Can Save Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year
at, November 13, 2014

National Geographic has published our new video, about NYC Audubon and American Bird Conservancy's bird-safe glass testing tunnel. Click here to read the article.

Researching Stop Signs in the Skies for Birds
from The New York Times, May 13, 2014

The New York Times' Lisa Foderaro interviewed Susan Elbin in her coverage of our Bronx Zoo flight tunnel research. Click here to read the article.

Q. and A. About Birds in New York City
from The New York Times City Room Blog, May 6, 2014

NYC Audubon trip leader Gabriel Willow answered bird-related questions during "Bird Week." Click here to read the article.

Environmental Group Proposes Options for Breached Pond at Jamaica Bay in Queens
from The New York Times, February 10, 2014

The New York Times' Lisa Foderaro interviewed Glenn Phillips regarding plans for Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge's West Pond. Click here to read the article.

Cool Bird of Winter
from The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2013

WSJ writer Ralph Gardner shares his fondness for the snowy owl and details his recent trip to Jones Beach with NYC Audubon Board Member David Speiser, in search of a handsome specimen visiting from the far north. Click here to read the article.

Tribute in Light and NYC Audubon Press Coverage
from September 11, 2010

The thousands of white, flickering objects in the Tribute in Light memorial beams were migratory birds, drawn to the light. NPR interviewed NYC Audubon’s associate director for citizen science Dr. John Rowden about monitoring the beams for migratory birds and about the partnership with the Municipal Art Society of New York.

The Municipal Art Society of New York: New York City Audubon and the Municipal Art Society of New York have created a protocol for responding to migratory birds circling the Tribute in Light memorial. On September 11, 2010, this protocol was put into play for the first time when 10,000 birds were "trapped" in the bright beams of light rising from Battery Park.

An amazing photo published by Newsday, showing thousands of birds trapped in the light beams of the Tribute in Light, September 11, 2010.

NYC Audubon’s Dr. John Rowden discusses navigational cues for bird migration in light of the September 11, 2010, Tribute in Light memorial. The Wired Science site shows video coverage of the birds in the beams.

AOL covered the Tribute in Light memorial on September 11, 2010. More birds die from collisions each year than died as a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, according to the Canadian conservation group Fatal Light Awareness Program


The Faces of Audubon


Click here to view "The Faces of Audubon," 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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