Volunteer in the Field: Become a Citizen Scientist

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

It wouldn’t be possible to monitor the city’s birds and natural areas without the help of volunteers. Hundreds of people are needed to survey heron foraging sites, count horseshoe crabs at spawning beaches, and search for birds that are the victims of collisions with windows. Learn more our conservation programs and decide how you'd like to participate. If you already know which program you're interested in, check our spring orientation schedule below, and sign up! To sign up for an orientation or learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please put the name of the event you are interested in into the subject line of your email message.

(Looking for more of a one-time-only volunteer opportunity? Check out our Volunteer Events page)

To RSVP for a volunteer event or training, or to learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Unless otherwise noted, all volunteer orientations meet at 71 West 23rd Street Suite 1523 and require registration in advance

Become a citizen scientist and help conduct conservation research; read below about the various ways to get involved. 

 

FALL NYC SHOREBIRD BLITZ

[b]Lesser Yellowlegs[/b][br]© Debra KrienskyLesser Yellowlegs
© Debra Kriensky

Sunday, August 26
Contribute to NYC Audubon’s conservation efforts by helping us take a one-day snapshot of fall shorebird activity throughout New York City. The NYC Shorebird Blitz is a citizen-science initiative that aims to find the total number of shorebirds using our city during a 24-hour period, helping us answer important conservation questions such as how many shorebirds are coming through our area during peak fall migration, how they are distributed throughout the City, and what disturbances they face. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TRIBUTE IN LIGHT MONITORING

[b]Tribute in Light 2017[/b][br]© Sean SimeTribute in Light 2017
© Sean Sime

Tuesday, September 11, begins at 8pm
With National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Each year a tireless group of volunteers monitors the Tribute in Light to ensure that migrating birds do not become entrapped in the light beams. An orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 6-7pm.

 

Find more information on volunteering in New York City.

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Read more about the Wild Bird Fund.

 

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