Help with Our Advocacy Work

[b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island[/b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island © NYC Audubon

NYC Audubon engages in advocacy work concerning many bird conservation issues in New York Citywhether by meeting with government officials, coordinating public letter-writing campaigns and public comments, or raising consciousness of the dangers facing our birds and their habitats via public education programs or distributed brochures and educational materials. To keep informed on what you can do to help, become an Avian Advocate! Learn more below.

Avian Advocates
Birds can’t ask for help, but you can. An Avian Advocate sends emails and letters and makes phone calls to the relevant policymakers. Join our list to receive monthly alerts. You can also keep on top of local environmental issues through our free monthly e-newsletter, The eGret.


For the most up-to-date information on bird friendly building legislation that needs your support, visit the Bird Friendly Bills website, created by NYC Audubon advocacy and outreach volunteers. 


Winter 2019 Outreach and Advocacy Volunteer Orientations

[b]Volunteer Helping out at "Go Green!" outreach event at LeFrak City, Queens[/b][br]© NYC AudubonVolunteer Helping out at "Go Green!" outreach event at LeFrak City, Queens
© NYC Audubon

Bird-friendly Advocacy: Take a stand for the safety of New York City’s birds. You can impact local policy and raise awareness about the conservation issues that affect birds. Join us for a training session hosted by Alison Newell and Joe Herrera from Underdog Strategies. The session will be held Thursday, January 9, 6-7:30pm. Space is limited, please RSVP here.

Community Outreach: NYC Audubon is seeking outgoing, bird-loving community ambassador/educators to expand our advocacy and outreach across the City’s five boroughs. An orientation session covering key NYC Audubon messaging and programs, public-speaking tips, and more will be held on Thursday, January 23, 6-8pm. Please RSVP here or contact Aurora Crooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up and learn more.


*Take Action banner photo of a Downy Woodpecker © François Portman

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