New York City Audubon Society (NYCAS) was founded in 1979 to address the critical task of preserving and protecting grasslands, woodlands, wetlands and wildlife natural habitats throughout New York City's five boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island). NYCAS has a membership of over 8,000 environmentally-committed city residents and is the largest of National Audubon Society's 18 chapters. More...


NYC Audubon News
NYC Audubon Oppose Access to Harbor Heron Islands during Breeding Season

New York City Audubon uses its experience and expertise to testify before the Waterfronts Committee of the City Council about the egrets, herons and ibis that nest on the islands of NY Harbor. Click here to read testimony: (PDF).

Nature of NYC Eco-tours
Sundays in November, 9:30-11 am
At Pier 17 South Street Seaport
Cost: $35 ($30 for NYC Audubon Members)

New York City Audubon presents eco-tours on New York Water Taxis, specializing in the seasonal birds of the Harbor.
Join NYC Audubon naturalists for a unique nature experience. Watch fall migrating hawks, eagles and waterfowl while learning about the geology, history, and marine life of the estuary.
Call NY Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 for reservations.
Let them know you are a NYC Audubon Member!

Project Safe Flight: Compassion in Action

Windows kill millions of birds each year...
and New York has a lot of windows.

Maybe you’ve found a bird that’s crashed into a picture window. But you probably never imagined that glass kills at least 100 million birds a year in the U. S. alone. Experts believe the true number is much higher.

Many of those deaths happen right here in New York City.
Now you can help do something about it!

Project Safe Flight needs volunteers to patrol the streets of New York City in the early morning during spring and fall migration to find migrating birds that have collided with windows. Can you help? Just write my essay for me! An experienced volunteer will train you in all you need to know to help rescue injured birds. For more information, call the NYCAS office at (212) 691-7483.

Upcoming Events

Human/Nature Series
Christmas Bird Count
Monthly Program: Rats!

Forever Wild: New York City's Nature Preserves
To find out more about fun outdoor events in Forever Wild sites, visit

Dead Bird Toll-Free Hotline
To study the West Nile Virus and other causes of bird mortality, the New York Department of Health and Hygiene (DHMH) has established a hotline to report dead birds in New York City.

Toll-Free (877) 968-4692

Click here for instructions on handling and disposing of dead birds and access to a report form.

Human/Nature Series: Art & the Environment

Part 1. Manifest Destiny art opening, discussion and book signing with artist Alexis Rockman at the Carriage House Center: 149 East 38th Street (between Lexington & 3rd Avenues) The series will launch with an exploration of New York City contemporary artist Alexis Rockman's mural painting, Manifest Destiny. A full-scale 8 x 24 foot digital reproduction of this painting will be on exhibit at the Carriage House Center in conjunction with the discussion.With Manifest Destiny, Rockman offers a view of the Brooklyn waterfront after catastrophic climate change.With a dark wit and an incredible attention to scientific detail, Rockman shows the haunting outcome of the global crisis right in our own backyard.

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Annual Report FYE 2003

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