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Audubon Christmas Bird Count 2021 Recap

Aurora Crooks | Feb 1, 2022: 
Over 170 community scientists took to parks and green spaces in the New Jersey Lower Hudson area as part of the 122nd Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on December 19, 2021. We found 27,269 birds and 98 different species that day. See all the species that were counted, highlights from the day, and more in our Christmas Bird Count recap blog post by Aurora Crooks.

A Letter from Our New Executive Director

Jessica G. Wilson  |  Feb 2, 2022: 
Hear from new NYC Bird Alliance Executive Director Jessica Wilson as she reflects on her longstanding connection with NYC Bird Alliance, what she has learned in her first week on the job, and challenges and opportunities ahead for the organization. 

Harbor Herons Wading Bird Surveys: A Peek into New York City’s Wild Side

Tod Winston | Feb 16, 2022: 
Did you know that long-legged wading birds nest in large colonies on uninhabited islands in our City's waterways? For over 40 years NYC Bird Alliance has monitored these "Harbor Heron" nesting populations in our city to help conserve these beautiful and vulnerable birds, which were first discovered nesting in Staten Island in 1974. Harbor Herons Survey Leader Tod Winston shares some history about these charismatic birds and highlights from last year's survey—including reports on nesting Great Blue Herons, Yellow-crowned Night Herons, and Glossy Ibis—in our latest blog post.