Volunteer Events

[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

Ready to roll up your sleeves and help improve or clean up sites important for birds? Join NYC Audubon for a morning or afternoon and lend a hand as plant native trees and shrubs, clear out invasive plants, or clean up our beaches for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. We’ll provide the tools and training, you provide the muscle! No training required and all ages are welcome. (Children must be supervised by an adult.)

Looking for more in-depth volunteering opportunities, working with birds and conservation in New York City? Please click here to learn about opportunities to volunteer as a "citizen scientist" and help us with our conservation work.

[b]Black-eyed Susans Planted at McGolrick Park[br][/b]© NYC AudubonBlack-eyed Susans Planted at McGolrick Park
© NYC Audubon

Citizen Science Bird Survey of McGolrick Park

Wednesday, September 7, 8-9am (Rain Date: Friday, September 9)
and Tuesday, October 4, 8-9am (Rain Date: Wednesday, October 5)

During fall migration, many birds fly through New York City and are dependent on green spaces like McGolrick Park to rest and refuel during their long journey. Contribute to knowledge about which birds are using this Greenpoint park and our Urban Oasis native plant garden as a habitat year-round. To join and help demonstrate the importance of green space in New York City, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Binoculars are helpful, but not necessary and beginners are welcome!

[b]International Coastal Cleanup Day 2013[/b]International Coastal Cleanup Day 2013

International Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, September 17, 10am-2pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 18)
With Sadhana, American Littoral Society, and National Park Service

Join us at North Channel Bridge to take part in a multi-state effort to improve coastline habitat. The North Channel Bridge area, used by species like the American oystercatcher, is also a stone’s throw away from the Harbor Heron Islands, the newly restored Elders Point Marsh, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Help us clear the beach and raise awareness of the importance of coastal areas to birdlife. Equipment and refreshments are provided; free bus transportation from Manhattan is available (space is limited). Register for the NYC Audubon International Coastal Cleanup here.

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

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