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President's Perch: Collaboration for a Kestrel

Karen Benfield | Sep 3, 2021: 
NYC Bird Alliance Board President Karen Benfield recounts the recent rescue of an injured American Kestrel in Manhattan, using this cheerful story to show how strong collaboration, goodwill, and connection with and amongst New Yorkers are needed to help birds safely navigate our built environment. 



Elizabeth Norman | Sep 1, 2021: 
NYC Bird Alliance Board Member Elizabeth Norman explores the Birdability campaign, a nationwide effort to make birding more accessible.

In a New York City Minute: Bird-Friendly Retrofit at the World Trade Center

Suzanne Charlé | Sep 7, 2021: 
Learn about this past spring's successful effort to reduce songbird deaths at the World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

Resources on Race and the Environment

EDIA Committee, in Collaboration with NYC Bird Alliance Staff | Apr 1, 2021: 
NYC Bird Alliance's equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility committee, in collaboration with our staff, has compiled a list of recommended resources focused on the experience of Black people in nature, and about the realities of racism in the birding and wider conservation communities. We’ve also included links to virtual environmentally themed communities created by and for people of color.