Volunteer Events

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Spring Volunteer Orientations

[b]Volunteers Take Part in Our Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Project.[/b][br]Photo © NYC AudubonVolunteers Take Part in Our Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Project.
Photo © NYC Audubon

Unless otherwise noted, all volunteer orientations meet at 71 West 23rd Street Suite 1523

General Volunteer Orientation:

Come learn about all the work we do here in New York City, and learn how you can get involved! An orientation session for new volunteers will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 6:30-7:30pm [Please note that the orientation date was incorrectly noted as March 12 in the Urban Audubon.]

Project Safe Flight:

Migrants confront many hazards as they migrate through New York City. Volunteers are needed to monitor designated buildings for bird collisions, rescue injured birds, and record any casualties. Orientations will be held on Monday, March 23, and Friday, March 27, 6-7pm

Jamaica Bay:

Count shorebirds and horseshoe crabs in Jamaica Bay, an important stopover for migratory shorebirds. Orientations will be held Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 24, 6-8pm

Harbor Herons Foraging Study:

Observe herons and egrets as they forage in NYC waterways. An orientation will be held Monday, May 4, 6-8pm

Bird Transporters:

We often receive calls from individuals who have found injured birds but are unable to transport them to a rehabilitator. We need caring volunteers to transport these birds to licensed wildlife rehabilitators in the area. A training session will be held at the Wild Bird Fund Center on Monday, March 16, 6-7pm

Urban Oasis for McGolrick Park

[b]"McGolrick Park Native Plant Garden planting event, June 28, 2014"[/b][br]© Chris Kreussling*"McGolrick Park Native Plant Garden planting event, June 28, 2014"
© Chris Kreussling*

We'll need help planting, weeding, and watering throughout the spring and summer at our “urban oasis” in McGolrick Park, Brooklyn. Come garden with us!


Please check back with us soon for more Volunteer Events!

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For information on helping to clean up parks, click here.

To read more about NYC Audubon's conservation efforts, click here.

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