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Join Us at the Second Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival

[b]Kingsland Wildflowers in Full Bloom, June 21, 2017[/b]Kingsland Wildflowers in Full Bloom, June 21, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 12-4pm
520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Enjoy a fun family day at Kingsland Wildflowers. The festival will celebrate the second year of bird monitoring, research, and programming at the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof and community engagement space. Visitors will be able to explore three newly installed green roofs—planted with over 22,000 square feet of native grasses, wildflowers, and sedum attractive to birds, bats, and native pollinators—atop Broadway Stages performance arts studio. Activities include tours of the roof with wildlife and plant experts, family-friendly activities, partner organizations discussing exciting Greenpoint conservation projects, and live music. Food and refreshments will be served. Learn more about the event by visiting the Kingsland Wildflowers Festival Facebook Event page. This event is free and open to the public.

Funding provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

Help Us Learn About Dangers to Our Migrants with D-Bird

[b]Interactive Map of Bird Building Collisions in 2016 Submitted through D-Bird. [/b]Interactive Map of Bird Building Collisions in 2016 Submitted through D-Bird.

Fall migration is underway—and sadly many migrants will run into trouble while attempting to navigate our city's maze of cement and glass. This time of year we receive many calls about birds found injured or perished from building collisions. Learn about the dangers facing birds by visiting our Project Safe Flight page.

If you find an injured or dead bird, there are many ways to help. Our partner, the Wild Bird Fund, offers excellent advice on what to do if you find an injured bird. If you believe the bird needs professional care, contact the Wild Bird Fund at 646-306-2862 or view our list of Animal Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers in New York City to find a place to take the bird.

Just as important, you can make a valuable contribution to Project Safe Flight and contribute to our understanding of bird collisions in New York City by using D-Bird, our crowd-sourced bird mortality data collection tool. You can easily log where and when you found an injured or dead bird by visiting on your smartphone or computer. The more we know about where and when birds are colliding, the more context and guidance we will have to provide better Project Safe Flight monitoring efforts. This work is a component of Project Safe Flight, part of our broader effort generously supported by the Leon Levy Foundation to make the City a safer place for birds.

Endless Summer on Governors Island

[b]NYC Audubon at Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island[/b]NYC Audubon at Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island

Visit Us at Our New Seasonal Visitor and Education Center, Right in the Heart of New York Harbor

NYC Audubon was awarded a residency this summer on Governors Island! Stop by Nolan Park House #17 for free bird walks, family-friendly activities, a reference library of nature-related books for kids, opportunities to meet avian-inspired artists at work, binoculars to borrow, information on birds and habitats throughout NYC's five boroughs, and more. Except where noted, our house visiting hours are 11am–5pm. Our house will be open Thursday through Sunday in September (plus Labor Day), and Friday through Sunday in October (plus Columbus Day, 11am–4pm.

Click here to learn more about artist installations at the house by Autumn Kioti, Marna Chester, Jeff Mertz, Sabine Meyer, Tristan Spinski, and Andrew Garn, free bird walks, and visiting hours for our inaugural residency on Governors Island this summer.

Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: Freshkills Discovery Day; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, and Little Blue Heron © Debra Kriensky.

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Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

Sunday, October 1, 11am–4pm
Guides: NYC Audubon, NYC Parks With NYC Parks

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill. The landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. On October 1, eight miles of trails and paths will offer views of the park’s hills, creeks, and wildlife. Activities including guided bird walks with NYC Audubon, hiking, running, bike-riding, and kayaking, free shuttle buses into the park and to the top of a hill offering panoramic views of New York, and educational tours and displays. Click here to learn more.

The Birds Could Really Use a Hand This Year

Now is the moment to exert the power of our conservation networks to assure a voice and future for wild birds in North America. Simply put, we need your help. New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that protects wild birds and their habitats. We may be small, but we are strong. Our five-borough engagement and collective activism make a difference.

NYC Audubon’s work does not happen without its dedicated and loyal members and friends. Now is your opportunity to assure success in the year ahead. Please consider making a financial gift. Every gift of every size matters to every one of us. Your participation matters most. Thank you!

Click here to donate now.

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