Volunteer in the Field: Become a Citizen Scientist

[b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island[/b][br]© NYC AudubonVolunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island
© NYC Audubon

It wouldn’t be possible to monitor the city’s birds and natural areas without the help of volunteers. Hundreds of people are needed to survey heron foraging sites, count horseshoe crabs at spawning beaches, and search for birds that are the victims of collisions with windows. Learn more our conservation programs and decide how you'd like to participate. If you already know which program you're interested in, check our spring orientation schedule below, and sign up! To sign up for an orientation or learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please put the name of the event you are interested in into the subject line of your email message.

(Looking for more of a one-time-only volunteer opportunity? Check out our Volunteer Events page)

To RSVP for a volunteer event or training, or to learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Volunteer Orientations

[b]Tribute in Light Monitoring 2016[/b]Tribute in Light Monitoring 2016

PROJECT SAFE FLIGHT
Begins Friday, September 1
During spring and fall, migrant birds confront many hazards as they pass through New York City. Volunteers are needed to monitor buildings weekly for bird collisions, rescue injured birds, and record any casualties. Orientations will be held Monday, August 21, and Thursday, August 24, 6-7pm.

BIRD TRANSPORTERS
We often receive calls from concerned 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 Thursday, August 31, 6-7pm.

TRIBUTE IN LIGHT MONITORING
Monday, September 11, begins at 8pm
With National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Each year a tireless group of volunteers monitors the Tribute in Light to ensure that migrating birds do not become entrapped in the light beams. A training session will be held Tuesday, September, 5, 6-7pm.


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