Mural Project

Audubon Mural Project Tours

Wilson's Warbler by Cara Lynch, located at 1805 Amsterdam Ave., New York NY 10031. Photo: NYC Audubon
The Audubon Mural Project is a public art initiative of the National Audubon Society, in partnership with the Harlem-based Gitler & ____ Gallery. 

The project is inspired by the paintings of John James Audubon* and is energized by findings from the National Audubon Society that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats to their survival by 2080 due to climate change. The Audubon Mural Project commissions artists to paint murals of each of the threatened birds—a total of 314 species—throughout the Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan. 

NYC Audubon offers monthly guided walking tours to see these breathtaking murals and discuss their significance. Click on the event listings below to see more information, including pricing. You can also take a self-guided tour using the maps on the National Audubon Society Audubon Mural Project website.

* While John James Audubon’s art did inspire many of the muralists’ work, he left a racist legacy and held beliefs that are antithetical to those of NYC Audubon, which works to connect all people to the natural world. 
Fish Crow by Hitnes, located at 3750 Broadway, New York, NY 10032
Fish Crow by Hitnes, located at 3750 Broadway, New York, NY 10032
Hooded Warbler by GERALUZ, located at 522 W. 147th Street, New York, NY 10031. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon
Hooded Warbler by GERALUZ, located at 522 W. 147th Street, New York, NY 10031. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon
Roseate Spoonbill by Danielle Mastrion, located at 3531 Broadway, New York, NY 10032. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon
Roseate Spoonbill by Danielle Mastrion, located at 3531 Broadway, New York, NY 10032. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

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