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Project Safe Flight Points the Way to a Bird-friendly Future

Suzanne Charlé |  November 15, 2022: 
Get the latest updates on Project Safe Flight, NYC Audubon's signature campaign to protect migrating birds in New York City. Learn how we use our research to reduce window collisions. 
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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President's Perch: A Peregrine Pair Represents Progress...and Promise

Karen Benfield |  Sep 21, 2022: 
NYC Audubon Board President Karen Benfield relates the successful fledging of a brood of Peregrine Falcons on Manhattan's Upper West Side—and explores both the excitement it caused in the neighborhood, and the promise the birds' presence holds for the future of conservation.
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The Javits Center: Leading from the Rooftops

Suzanne Charlé |  Sep 15, 2022: 
Read about the Javits Center's increasing role as a leader in New York City's sustainability efforts and its ongoing partnership with NYC Audubon to transform the Center into a haven for wildlife.
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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.
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Wind Power on the Horizon

Suzanne Charlé | Jun 21, 2022: 
Learn about an important new wind energy project planned right off of New York City's shoreline—and the efforts being taken to minimize risks to birds and other wildlife.
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Meet Our New Director of Conservation and Science

Dustin Partridge, PhD | Jun 10, 2022: 
Get to know Dustin Partridge, PhD, NYC Audubon's new director of conservation and science, who has overseen our green roof monitoring work for the past decade.
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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!

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Lights Out Laws Move Forward

Suzanne Charlé | Apr 21, 2022: 
Learn about the important recent progress made to reduce artificial nighttime lighting in New York City—and how NYC Audubon is working to further mitigate this hazard for migratory birds.
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The Living Shoreline of Jamaica Bay

By Carol Peace Robins | Apr 15, 2022: 
Explore the newly created sustainable shoreline project at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, and learn how local partners pulled this complex project across the finish line.
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Meet our New Executive Director, Jessica Wilson

Kellye Rosenheim | Apr 5, 2022: 
Get to know Jessica Wilson, NYC Audubon's new executive director. NYC Audubon birding guide and past Director of Development Kellye Rosenheim sat down with Jessica to discuss her first days on the job and what she sees in the organization's future.

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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.
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Save the Bugs before It's Too Late

Tod Winston | Nov 22, 2021: 
Learn about the growing evidence of worldwide insect decline and the impacts of that decline on birdlife—and about the specific dangers of neonicotinoid pesticides.
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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.
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At Work in Jamaica Bay

Rebecca Minardi | Nov 15, 2021: 
Read about the many ways that NYC Audubon is working to protect and better understand the birds and other wildlife of Jamaica Bay.
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In a New York City Minute: Bird-Friendly Retrofit at the World Trade Center

Suzanne Charlé | Sep 7, 2021: 
Learn about this past spring's successful effort to reduce songbird deaths at the World Trade Center's Liberty Park.
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Resources on Race and the Environment

EDIA Committee, in Collaboration with NYC Audubon Staff | Apr 1, 2021: 
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.
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President's Perch: Collaboration for a Kestrel

Karen Benfield | Sep 3, 2021: 
NYC Audubon Board President Karen Benfield recounts the recent rescue of an injured American Kestrel in Manhattan, using this cheerful story to show how strong collaboration, goodwill, and connection with and amongst New Yorkers are needed to help birds safely navigate our built environment. 

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Birdability

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

Carol Peace Robins | Jun 3, 2021: 
There are many keys to identifying a bird: shape, size, color, and song are among the most useful. And then, there are leg bands. These human-affixed markers aren’t meant to identify the species of bird, however, but to track the bird along its travels and through its lifespan, helping scientists better understand migration patterns and population dynamics.
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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. 
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