Volunteer in the Field

Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of NYC Audubon, essential to carrying out our mission of protecting the birds and habitats of New York City. Whether you are an experienced birder looking to help with bird surveys, or have little-to-no experience and are just passionate about the environment, there are many ways to get involved in the field with NYC Audubon. 
Volunteers clean up North Channel Bridge Beach at our annual International Cleanup Day Event. Photo: NYC Audubon
Volunteers clean up North Channel Bridge Beach at our annual International Cleanup Day Event. Photo: NYC Audubon
Habitat Improvement
NYC Audubon periodically conducts habitat restoration and cleanups in partnership with fellow community organizations. Make a difference in helping make New York City a more welcoming place for birds and other wildlife by joining us at seasonal events to clean up beaches for returning shorebirds and horseshoe crabs, plant native plants, or restore habitat.
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Project Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie ButcherProject Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie Butcher
Project Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie ButcherProject Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie Butcher
Community Science
New York City Audubon is able to monitor the City’s bird and horseshoe crab populations, and contribute to the safety of migratory birds, including endangered species, with the vital help of our community science volunteers. Learn more about our community science programs, and how you can get trained and become involved with our initiatives as a community scientist and volunteer. 
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