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 legacy of John James Audubon (a former neighborhood resident), 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.
 
Visit the Audubon Mural Project to learn more about the initiative and view images and a map of all the completed murals.
 
The project was featured in-depth on an episode of NYC-ARTS on PBS, another great way to learn more about the project! 
 
NYC Audubon’s has been offering guided tours to see these breathtaking murals. Tours are monthly, but can increase in frequency depending on demand. 
 

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
AUDUBON MURAL PROJECT TOUR SEPTEMBER
Sunday, September 12, 10am-12:15pm
Guide: Leigh Hallingby
The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. This updated tour features around 30 murals and a visit to John James Audubon's impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 20. $30 (20) per tour
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AUDUBON MURAL PROJECT TOUR OCTOBER
Sunday, October 17, 10am-12:15pm
Guide: Leigh Hallingby
The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. This updated tour features around 30 murals and a visit to John James Audubon's impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 20. $30 (20) per tour
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AUDUBON MURAL PROJECT TOUR NOVEMBER
Sunday, November 14, 10am-12:15pm
Guide: Leigh Hallingby
The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. This updated tour features around 30 murals and a visit to John James Audubon's impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 20. $30 (20) per tour
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AUDUBON MURAL PROJECT TOUR DECEMBER
Sunday, December 12, 10am-12:15pm
Guide: Leigh Hallingby
The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. This updated tour features around 30 murals and a visit to John James Audubon's impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 20. $30 (20) per tour
Register