Recent News

In an effort to make it easier for our members and friends to learn about all the facets of New York City Audubon, we are very happy to present our New Website.

Please take some time to explore though the six tabs across the top of this page. They are chock full of information on our trips, classes, lectures, conservation work, where to see birds and current issues of concern for you, a person who cares about birds, wildlife and preserving their habitat.

Here's what's new on our site - Our award winning quarterly newsletter, the URBAN AUDUBON, will now be posted here two weeks after it is mailed to members. Everyone will now have web access to all the informative articles and news. Plus... access to back issues! GO BIRDING tab - Here you will find up-to-date information on the city's most popular birding locations written by long time local birding experts with historical background on the site and some trail maps. Please take a look at the new detailed Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge trail maps created by Ron Bourque. We hope you find these maps helpful. For the new birder, under Go Birding, info on getting started, including the necessary "tools." EVENTS AND ADVENTURES tab - lists all our current activities. CONSERVATION tabhas up-to-date reports and data on keeping birds safe though Project Safe Flight and our efforts to monitor and preserve the species of NYC's waterways and estuaries. TAKE ACTION and SUPPORT US tabs- ways you can make a true difference - by volunteering your time and giving us your financial support. Without either, the work and events you love here at NYC Audubon would not be possible.

This new website is primarily the work of many volunteer hours. We would like to deeply thank our contributing writers and photographers, who are - Marcia Fowle, Paul Kerlinger, Mary Jane Kaplan, Ron Bourque, Don Reipe, Harry Maas, Guy Tudor, Jeff Nulle, David Burg, David Kunstler, Debbie Becker, Joseph DiCostanza, Peter Joost, Peter Dorosch, Steve Walter, Edward Johnson, Howard Fischer, Catherine Barron, David Speiser, Steve Nanz, Francois Portmann, John Shemilt, Paige Gunther, Meghan Lalor, Trish Bertuccio, Adriana Palmer, Matthew Rymkiewicz, and Jeff Kollbrunner.
Lastly, we appreciate your comments and suggestions for our new website. Please write to Lynne Hertzog at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Enjoy!

Photography Club!

Black-throated Blue Warbler

by D. Speiser

Since September of 2011, NYC Audubon's photography club has been enjoying great success, with a full house of enthusiastic photographers at each meeting. Under a variety of names, this group has long found a place at NYC Audubon. A place for New Yorkers who seek to capture the beauty of birds and nature through the camera lens. Here they can share their work, hone their skills, and explore the great photographic opportunities available in the New York City area. This year skilled bird and nature photographers David Speiser (David's website: and Lloyd Spitalnik (Lloyd's website: are leading an exciting series of meetings designed to appeal to both beginning and advanced photographers; no experience is necessary. Subjects so far have included digital photography equipment and technique, RAW disk image format, and photographing shorebirds, always interesting subjects. Members' photographs are sometimes displayed, critiqued, and admired.
When: First Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is March 7, 6:30–8:30pm.
Whern: National Audubon office, 225 Varick Street, New York, NY. (map)

Pre-registration required. $6 per meeting, or $45 for the year (September through June). $35 for NYC Audubon members. Click here to learn more and to register!

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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