For over 40 years, NYC Bird Alliance's conservation programs have studied and advocated on behalf of the City's wild birds. Working with a network of volunteers and scientists as part of programs such as Project Safe Flight collisions monitoring and Waterbirds of New York Harbor, we protect birds and preserve their habitat, from marshlands and nesting islands for herons and egrets to woodland park areas so important to migrating and nesting species.
Our Work


Since our founding, we've engaged in advocacy work in all five boroughs to speak up for our birds and their habitats. In 1978, a cadre of regular Central Park bird watchers successfully opposed a Central Park Conservancy plan to “restore” the Ramble through changes such as tree removal. These fledgling activists soon founded NYC Bird Alliance and launched 40 years of dedicated advocacy for habitat preservation and protection for birds.
Our Voice


We believe the best way to create the next generation of conservationists is to instill a love of birding in them. To do that, we conduct over 200 education programs a year, including bird outings at local birding hotspots across the five boroughs, a lecture series, our "Feathered Friends" After School Birding Club, classes, a seasonal environmental center at Governors Island, community science opportunities, seasonal bird surveys, and volunteer events.
Our Programs


Over 100 of the 350 bird species that depend on New York City are of conservation concern. NYC Bird Alliance’s conservation programs research the dangers facing the birds that live in and migrate through New York City, engage our dedicated grassroots network of community scientists and volunteers, and provide innovative solutions that help birds. 
All Work