Urban Audubon

The Urban Audubon

The Urban Audubon is a glossy quarterly publication mailed to NYC Audubon members. It connects readers with the latest news on our organization’s activities and events, explores interesting topics in New York City birding and environmental conservation, profiles bird species and their habitat in the NYC Area, and provides critical information members can use to help our conservation efforts—from using bird-friendly glass to protecting our natural areas.
Spring 2021 Urban Audubon Cover featuring Northern Parula by Bryan Hix
Spring 2021 Urban Audubon Cover featuring Northern Parula by Bryan Hix
The Latest Issue: Spring 2021
Issue Highlights: Meet Three of NYC's Young Birders; Feathered Friends Goes Virtual!; The Migrants Are Coming—Tips for Spring Birding; The New nycaudubon.org Has Launched; Birding by Subway, Updated; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius); Science in the Time of COVID-19; Resources on Race and the Environment.
View Spring 2021 PDF

Online Articles from Recent Issues

Meet Three of NYC's Young Birders (Spring 2021)
Tam Gavenas. Photo: M. Gavenas
We profile three young birders who first connected with birds through NYC Audubon's KIDS Member program.

Read the article by Rebecca Minardi.
The Migrants are Coming: Tips for Spring Birding (Spring 2021)
A male Baltimore Oriole Always Provides a Thrill. Photo: <a href="https://www.lilibirds.com/" target="_blank">David Speiser</a>
Get ready for spring migration with some advice from local birding experts!

Read the article by Ned Boyajian.
Resources on Race and the Environment (Spring 2021)
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, by J. Drew Lanham, PhD
NYC Audubon's equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility committee, in collaboration with our staff, has compiled a list of recommended resources focused on the experience of Black people in nature, and about the realities of racism in the birding and wider conservation communities. We’ve also included links to virtual environmentally themed communities created by and for people of color.

Explore the list of resources here. 
Native Plants: For the Insects, for the Birds (Winter 2020-21)
A Magnolia Warbler hunts for insects in the spring catkins of a Box Elder tree, a native species in New York City. Photo: Dennis Derby/Audubon Photography Awards
A conversation on the importance of native plants to our birds and the environment with Ned Boyajian and Tod Winston.

Read the article by Ned Boyajian.
It’s a Bird (Winter 2020-21)
“It’s a Bird” is the first chapter of the new Represent! Series from DC Comics. Illustration: DC/Alitha E. Martinez
Chris Cooper’s comic, recently released by DC Comics, illustrates racial injustice through the binoculars of a young Black birder.

Read the article by Suzanne Charlé.
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) (Winter 2020-21)
An Adult Great Horned Owl. Photo: Don Riepe
This issue’s bird species profile focuses on the Great Horned Owl, also known as “tiger of the woods” or “hoot owl.”

Read the article by Don Riepe.

Previous Urban Audubon Issues:

2020               Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2019                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2018                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2017                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2016                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2015                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2014                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
2013                Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

Special 40th Anniversary Issue, published October 2019