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Celebrate Bird-friendly Wildflowers and Green Infrastructure on Our Green Roof!

Saturday, September 22, 12-4pm

520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Join us for a fun day celebrating our third season of programming, education, and research at Kingsland Wildflowers. Visitors can explore the half-acre, green roof habitat and native plant garden as well as engage with North Brooklyn community organizations tabling and featuring activities to engage families and children. The festival offers an opportunity to learn about local environmental initiatives while exploring green infrastructure dedicated to native plants and birds. No registration required. Learn more at No limit. Free

Funding for Kingsland Wildflowers provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

Get Your Tickets for the Fall Roost!

Tuesday, October 2
Tribeca Rooftop

NYC Audubon’s Fall Roost benefit dinner is coming to Tribeca Rooftop on Tuesday, October 2. This year’s benefit will honor Andrew Farnsworth, PhD, and Volunteer of the Year, Annie Barry. Learn more about this year's honorees here.

Held annually since 2005, The Fall Roost raises funds for NYC Audubon’s numerous conservation and education programs while honoring some of the City’s birding and conservation luminaries. The evening begins with a silent auction and reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and program. You can expect great food, excellent company, and a silent auction featuring new eco-adventures, unique cultural experiences, and a few fun surprises.

Learn more and register for this year's Fall Roost here.


Recapping Our Night-long Monitoring of the Tribute in Light

[b]Volunteers Monitored the Tribute in Light for Bird Activity from Dusk to Dawn[/b]

NYC Audubon once again was on the roof of the Battery Parking Garage in partnership with National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Michael Ahern Production Services to ensure this year's Tribute in Light was safe for birds. The Tribute in Light is a stirring and fitting reminder of the tragic events of 9/11, but it can also be a hazard for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds that travel through the city under the cover of darkness during their fall migrations. Birds are attracted to light, and can end up trapped in the Tribute’s powerful beams—circling, calling, and wasting precious body fat that fuels their migratory flight.

Since 2002, NYC Audubon has monitored the Tribute in Light to look for birds that have become caught in the beams. An agreement was put in place in 2005 with the Tribute producers to turn off the lights for a brief period if need be to allow any trapped birds to disperse. The agreement allows this important tribute to continue honoring the lives lost on 9/11 while minimizing its impact of night-migrating birds. The agreement has also allowed researchers to gain important scientific insights into artificial light's effects on migrating birds.

Learn about our efforts to monitor this year's Tribute in Light from dusk to dawn with the help of terrific volunteers and Dr. Andrew Farnsworth's BirdCast team from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in our latest Syrinx blog post.


Birds and Brews: Safe Flight IPA Available Now

[b]Safe Flight IPA with Bubba, the new KCBC Brewery Bird[/b][br]Brewed in Partnership with Kings Country Brewers Collective

Safe Flight IPA is back! Created in partnership with local Bushwick brewery Kings County Brewers Collective to raise awareness of bird collisions with windows, a portion of all sales of Safe Flight IPA will be donated to support NYC Audubon's Project Safe Flight conservation program. Brewed by KCBC brewer Pete Lengyel, Safe Flight IPA is currently on tap at the KCBC Taproom and can be found in stores like Whole Foods! Learn more about NYC Audubon's efforts to study and prevent bird collisions with windows, which is estimated to kill at least 100 million birds in the U.S. each year, on our Project Safe Flight page.


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), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Study for Havell pl. 11, 1822. Watercolor, collage, black ink, graphite, pastel, and white lead pigment with selective glazing on paper, laid on card; 38 3/8 x 23 11/16 in.; Eastern Bluebirds © Dave Poortvliet/Audubon Photography Awards.

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

Audubon's stunning watercolors have a permanent home! Check out New-York Historical Society's Audubon’s Birds of America Focus 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 currently is the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Learn more about New-York Historical Society's gallery here.

Take the Pledge and Make 2018 the 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
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