Urban Audubon

The Urban Audubon

The Urban Audubon is a glossy quarterly publication mailed to NYC Audubon members. It connects readers with the latest news on our organization’s activities and events, explores interesting topics in New York City birding and environmental conservation, profiles bird species and their habitat in the NYC Area, and provides critical information members can use to help our conservation efforts—from using bird-friendly glass to protecting our natural areas.
Summer 2021 Urban Audubon cover featuring American Avocet by <a href="https://www.lilibirds.com/" target="_blank">David Speiser</a>
Summer 2021 Urban Audubon cover featuring American Avocet by David Speiser
The Latest Issue: Summer 2021
Issue Highlights: The "First Flight" of Virtual Feathered Friends; Burgio's Bird; The Battle for the MBTA; Listen to the Band!; NY BBA III - Looking Forward after a Banner First Year; Director of Development Kellye Rosenheim Is Off to See the Birds!; Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus); Birds and Brews across the Boroughs.
View Summer 2021 PDF

Selected Online Articles from Recent Issues

The "First Flight" of Virtual Feathered Friends (Summer 2021)
A female (left) and male Northern Cardinal. Photo: Bonnie Taylor Barry/Shutterstock
Education and Public Programs Manager Danielle Sherman recaps the successful launch of our new virtual Feathered Friends After-School Birding Club.

Read the article by Danielle Sherman.
Listen to the Band! (Summer 2021)
Fledgling American Oystercatchers, Breezy Point, Queens © NYC Audubon
Learn about NYC Audubon's bird-banding work with waterbirds including American Oystercatchers, egrets, and terns, and meet "Master Bander" Emilio Tobón.

Read the article by Carol Peace Robins.
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) (Summer 2021)
Monk Parakeets. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/144871758@N05/" target="_blank">Ryan F. Mandelbaum</a>
This issue’s bird species profile focuses on the Monk Parakeet, a South American species that has become a common sighting in some New York City neighborhoods in recent decades.

Read the article by Don Riepe.
Meet Three of NYC's Young Birders (Spring 2021)
Tam Gavenas. Photo: M. Gavenas
We profile three young birders who first connected with birds through NYC Audubon's KIDS Member program.

Read the article by Rebecca Minardi.
Resources on Race and the Environment (Spring 2021)
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, by J. Drew Lanham, PhD
NYC Audubon's equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility committee, in collaboration with our staff, has compiled a list of recommended resources focused on the experience of Black people in nature, and about the realities of racism in the birding and wider conservation communities. We’ve also included links to virtual environmentally themed communities created by and for people of color.

Explore the list of resources here. 
It’s a Bird (Winter 2020-21)
“It’s a Bird” is the first chapter of the new Represent! Series from DC Comics. Illustration: DC/Alitha E. Martinez
Chris Cooper’s comic, recently released by DC Comics, illustrates racial injustice through the binoculars of a young Black birder.

Read the article by Suzanne Charlé.

Previous Urban Audubon Issues:

2020               Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2019                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2018                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2017                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2016                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2015                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2014                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2013                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

Special 40th Anniversary Issue, published October 2019