Commitment to Safe, Accessible, and Inclusive Birding

In light of recent allegations of criminal and abusive behavior experienced by women birders in other parts of the country, NYC Audubon stands committed to continuing our work to expand accessible and inclusive birding, and to share the magic of birds and nature as widely as possible.

Everyone—particularly women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and members of all marginalized communities—has the right to be free from harassment, intimidation, abuse, or assault while birding or engaging in any outdoor activities. We must create a safe and comfortable environment for all. To this end, before NYC Audubon resumes in-person walks and trips later in 2021, we are committed to strengthening our own protocols and trainings to ensure that we offer welcoming and positive interactions with nature in New York City and beyond.