Who We Are

"Let's Go Birding Together" Walk in Central Park in partnership with Feminist Bird Club, National Audubon. Photo: Andrew Maas

Mission

New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that works for the protection of wild birds and habitat in the five boroughs, improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
 

Vision

New York City Audubon envisions a day when birds and people in the five boroughs enjoy a healthy, livable habitat.

For over 40 years, New York City Audubon has championed nature in the City’s five boroughs through a combination of engaging and entertaining programs and innovative conservation campaigns. Through these efforts, we protect the more than 300 species of birds living in the 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands of New York City.
 
New York City Audubon is an independent non-profit organization. We affiliate with and often collaborate with Audubon New York and the National Audubon Society, but we are a separate entity from these organizations. 
 

Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

New York City Audubon believes all people have the right to a close connection to the natural world and the right to a healthy environment. Preserving our environment is only possible if we all feel that connection. We recognize that inequities in our society are widespread and hinder access to nature. Only by embracing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility as values and striving for them in practice will we begin to foster a love of nature in all people and inspire them to be active stewards of the environment. We further believe that to thrive as an organization and effectively advance our mission and vision, the diversity of New York City’s people must be represented in, and welcomed into, our leadership, staff, and membership. The expertise, values, and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive organization are fundamental to expanding the reach and impact of our conservation, advocacy, and educational efforts. We commit to building an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible New York City Audubon, dedicated to protecting nature for all of New York City’s people and its wild birds.
Board Member Chris Cooper leads Feathered Friends Walk in Van Cortlandt Park. Photo: NYC Audubon
Board Member Chris Cooper leads Feathered Friends Walk in Van Cortlandt Park. Photo: NYC Audubon
Our People
Learn about NYC Audubon's talented staff, friendly and knowledgeable guides, and dedicated board of directors and advisory council leadership. 
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Winter 2020-2021 Urban Audubon Cover featuring Pileated Woodpeckers photograph by José R. Ramírez-Garofalo.
Winter 2020-2021 Urban Audubon Cover featuring Pileated Woodpeckers photograph by José R. Ramírez-Garofalo.
OUR PUBLICATIONS
New York City Audubon produces two regular newsletters. The Urban Audubon, our print quarterly glossy publication (also available in digital format), is produced four times per year and is available to current New York City Audubon members. In addition, we produce an eNewsletter, The eGret, that is distributed twice monthly at the beginning and middle of the month to members and anyone who is interested in staying abreast of NYC Audubon events and programs.
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Strategic Plan, 2020-2025: A Vision for the Future
Strategic Plan, 2020-2025: A Vision for the Future
STRATEGIC PLAN, 2020-2025: A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
NYC Audubon’s new Strategic Plan, 2020-2025: A Vision for the Future is the result of an intensive, collaborative effort by our board and staff—and provides a detailed road map to guide our organization over the next five years.
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The Birds, the Scientists, and the 9/11 Memorial, was published in Sierra Magazine, September 11, 2020.
The Birds, the Scientists, and the 9/11 Memorial, was published in Sierra Magazine, September 11, 2020.
NEWS AND PRESS
Read recent media stories featuring NYC Audubon and its work, as well as contact information for media inquiries.
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Cover of Annual Report 2018 features Tern Festival participant showing off drawing. Photo: NYC Audubon
Cover of Annual Report 2018 features Tern Festival participant showing off drawing. Photo: NYC Audubon
ANNUAL REPORTS AND FINANCIALS
View our latest Annual Report and an archive of previous reports. Also access our current financial documents, including the Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements for the current fiscal year.
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CONTACT US
Led by its own board of directors and staff, NYC Audubon is an independent organization that affiliates with the National Audubon Society as an urban chapter. View contact information for the NYC Audubon staff and see frequently asked questions. 
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