Find More Birds: Recipes for Birding Success

Suzanne Charlé | September 19, 2023:
Whether you're a newbie or veteran birder, Heather Wolf's Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are offers a whole world of clues, tips, and tricks. 

Brooklyn Arcadia: A Lush Book to Inspire Nature and Culture Lovers Alike

Carol Peace Robins | September 19, 2023: 
Brooklyn Arcadia: Art, History, and Nature at Majestic Green-Wood by Andrew Garn is not just a bird book, but a celebration of a National Historic Landmark.

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring 2023 Season Recap

For nearly 15 years, NYC Audubon has been organizing a special opportunity for community scientists of all ages and backgrounds to come out to the beaches of Jamaica Bay in May and June during 12 nights around the full and new moon. The purpose? To monitor and tag Atlantic Horseshoe Crabs. During these special nights, thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore along Plumb Beach and Big Egg Marsh in Jamaica Bay to spawn. See highlights from this season in our latest blog post.

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Don Riepe | June 1, 2023: 
Barn Swallows are one of New York City’s most ubiquitous summer birds, delighting onlookers with their acrobatic aerial displays. Learn all about these interesting birds in our latest species profile by Don Riepe. 

Expanding NYC Audubon's Reach: Meet Roslyn Rivas

Mary Jane Kaplan | February 27, 2023: 
NYC Audubon is introducing New York City to birds through expanding its programming in all five boroughs, hiring new guides, forming new community partnerships, and making its programs more accessible to a wider audience. Find out how Public Programs Manager Roslyn Rivas is making all that happen! 

Volunteer Profile: Junko Suzuki, Determined Birder

Phil Roosevelt | February 27, 2023: 
NYC Audubon's passionate volunteer corps has sustained its conservation work for over 40 years. Meet Audubon Christmas Bird Count surveyor Junko Suzuki.

Birding while Busy

Hillarie O'Toole | February 27, 2023: 
Excited about spring migration, but don't know how you'll find the time? You're not alone. Get tips on how to fit birding into your busy daily life.

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A Wonderful 123rd Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Katherine Chen | December 23, 2022
Thank you to all who joined NYC Audubon for the 123rd Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on December 18. It was an extraordinary Sunday, with over 200 community scientists fanning out across Manhattan and Northern New Jersey for bird surveys at 35 different locations—seven within Central Park alone! While we are still sifting through the data from all our counts, we are sharing some initial highlights reported by volunteer counters. 

Introducing the Volunteers of Project Safe Flight

Carol Peace Robins |  November 15, 2022: 
Get to know the volunteers of Project Safe Flight, who devote themselves to rescuing injured birds in the City, and in doing so, collect research data crucial to NYC Audubon's advocacy efforts.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Tod Winston |  November 15, 2022: 
Get to know the interesting ecology and evolving family tree of the Yellow-rumped Warbler, New York City's only winter-time warbler species. 

Songs in a City Soundscape: Tips for Birding by Ear

Hillarie O'Toole |  November 15, 2022: 
Learn how to become more connected to the sounds of birds in New York City and explore the ways in which birdsong is impacted by human noise.

Book Review: Sounds Wild and Broken by David George Haskell

Suzanne Charlé | November 15, 2022:
We review Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction, by David George Haskell.

Give a Gift of Birds

Rebecca Minardi |  November 15, 2022: 
Need some gift ideas for the bird-lovers in your life? Check out our selection of bird-friendly gifts that are sure to please your loved ones while helping to protect birds and their habitats. 

White-Throated Sparrow (zontrichia albicollis)

Rebecca Minardi | Sep 1, 2022: 
Delve into the interesting ecology of the White-throated Sparrow, one of our most beloved, and most-studied, songbirds.

Birds and Brews Across the Boroughs

By Hillarie O'Toole | Jun 1, 2022: 
For birders 21 and older: Take a tour of birding hotspots across New York City's five boroughs, sampling lagers, IPAs, blond ales, porters, and stouts along the way!


The New York State Birding Trail Kicks Off on Staten Island's South Shore

Hillarie O'Toole | Apr 1, 2022: 
Staten Island's beautiful Mount Loretto Unique Area was chosen as the launching site for the New York State Birding Trail, a network of popular and accessible birding sites across the state organized by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Meet Latino Outdoors' Anahí Naranjo

Kellye Rosenheim | Nov 18, 2021: 
An interview with Anahí Naranjo, outdoor activity leader for Latino Outdoors, about birding in the Latinx community and the mission of her organization.


Elizabeth Norman | Sep 1, 2021: 
NYC Audubon Board Member Elizabeth Norman explores the Birdability campaign, a nationwide effort to make birding more accessible.

Monk Parakeet (myiopsitta monachus)

Don Riepe | Jun 3, 2021: 
Delve into the interesting history of Monk Parakeets, a vibrant-looking species native to South America that has unexpectedly found nesting homes in Brooklyn and Queens. 

The "First Flight" of Virtual Feathered Friends

Danielle Sherman | Jun 3, 2021: 
Programs Manager Danielle Sherman reports on the challenges and successes of migrating our successful, outdoor-centric "Feathered Friends" after-school program to a virtual setting after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

One Year Later: Reflection on Chris Cooper's Racist Encounter in Central Park and George Floyd's Murder

NYC Audubon | May 25, 2021: 
Today marks the anniversary of Christian Cooper’s morning encounter with Amy Cooper and her off-leash dog in Central Park. Later that same day one year ago, George Floyd was murdered—and the public’s awareness of the racism that Chris experienced contributed to a nationwide groundswell of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. As we recognize the passage of a year’s time since 5-25-20, we ask you to join with us in reflecting on its importance. We must work towards a day when Black and Brown people feel safe and welcome in the outdoors and public spaces more generally.

The Migrants Are Coming: Tips for Spring Birding

Ned Boyajian | Apr 3, 2021: 
If you’re new to birding, or just in need of a refresher, here are some tips from experienced local birders to help you get the most out of spring migration, which in New York City is at its peak from late April through mid-May. Come on out and get to know the birds!

Meet Three of NYC's Young Birders

Rebecca Minardi | Apr 3, 2021: 
In our work to protect birds and the natural spaces they need, few efforts are more important than introducing young people to the joy and wonder of birding. In this article, three past and present KIDS Members share some of what they’ve learned along their birding journeys . . . so far.

Commitment to Safe, Accessible, and Inclusive Birding

In light of recent allegations of criminal and abusive behavior experienced by women birders in other parts of the country, NYC Audubon stands committed to continuing our work to expand accessible and inclusive birding, and to share the magic of birds and nature as widely as possible.

"It's a Bird" Graphic Novel

Suzanne Charlé | Dec 3, 2021: 
Learn how the "It's a Bird" graphic novel, an inspiring and important collaboration between NYC Audubon board Member Chris Cooper and DC Comics, came to be in this sneak preview written by Suzanne Charlé.