Urban Birding in Focus

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:20pm

Special Performance by Steve Martin

Photo credit: Danny ClinchPhoto credit: Danny Clinch

Proceeds support wildlife conservation and habitat protection for all New Yorkers

This year’s celebration will focus on the many pleasures and benefits of Urban Birding. It will be a fun-filled evening among bird lovers and supporters of bird conservation, featuring a brand new video, our stupendous silent auction, and bird trivia as part of a condensed and lively program.

NYC Audubon is moving the party online! We will retain the convivial nature of the event by offering breakout rooms where small groups of people who would normally sit at a table together or congregate over a cocktail, can visit together in their own virtual salon for part of the party. Tickets to the Fall Roost also come with a wine option. Contributions at the Room Sponsorship levels include a case of wine, and those bottles can be shipped to you or sent separately to the people you invite to your Room. A special private sale, only open to ticket holders, will go live at 12pm on October 14.

This year we will be joined for a musical performance by actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, and musician STEVE MARTIN! Mr. Martin has earned an Academy Award®, five Grammy® awards, an Emmy®, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors, and is probably best known to bird lovers for his work in the 2011 film The Big Year where he plays an obsessed birder determined to break the North American record.

Join us for this live event. Our success at protecting wild birds and their habitat in New York City depends on your support of this annual event as all proceeds help to underwrite our work. Please consider taking a room or a pair of Host Committee tickets.  

Karen Benfield    |    MaryJane Boland    |    Marcia T. Fowle    
Catherine Schragis Heller    |    Tatiana Kaletsch    |    Jenny Maritz

Buy tickets to the 2020 Fall Roost Online here. 
Make a donation to the 2020 Fall Roost Online here.
Bid, buy at our Pre-Party Silent Auction here. 

Proceeds from the Fall Roost support New York City Audubon’s efforts to protect wild birds and their habitats in the five boroughs through scientific research, community engagement, advocacy, and boots-on-the-ground restoration. Learn about our key initiatives such as Project Safe Flight, Harbor Herons, and Tidal Connections. Keep up to date on local conservation issues and legislation that needs your support by signing up for our Avian Advocates monthly email list


Rooms hold up to 12 people

$40,000 Anniversary American Kestrel
Prominent Listing in the Program

$20,000 Red-tailed Hawk
Premium Listing in the Program

$10,000 Great Blue Heron
Favored Listing in the Program

$5,000 American Oystercatcher
Choice Listing in the Program

$2,000 Host Committee Donation (Includes Two Painted Bunting Host Tickets)
Special Listing in the Program

$1,000 Piping Plover Ticket
Special Recognition in the Program

$400 Scarlet Tanager Ticket
Recognition in the Program, participation in the full silent auction, premium wine option.

$200 Welcome to the Roost Ticket
For first-time Roost attendees! Includes access to the full silent auction, wine option.

$50 Main Event Pass
Join us at the start of the program at 6:20pm.

Buy tickets to the 2020 Fall Roost Online here. 
Make a donation to the 2020 Fall Roost Online here.
Bid, buy at our Pre-Party Silent Auction here.

Each ticket is tax deductible less the fair market value of items you receive in exchange for your gift. Your optional wine selection will range in value from $17 to $39 per ticket, unless declined. 

Contributions to New York City Audubon are tax deductible within the limits prescribed by law. A copy of the latest Annual Financial Report may be obtained online at or or upon request from the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, NY, NY 10005 or NYC Audubon, 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523, NY, NY 10010.


Registration closes on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 11pm. 

Buy tickets here or donate to the 2020 Fall Roost Online here.


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