Audubon New York has designated Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve in Seneca Falls an Important Bird Area (IBA). With 1,100 acres of preserved land, Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve is managed by Seneca Meadows, Inc. and is permanently protected through a conservation easement.
Some of New York's most iconic and beloved species are threatened by climate change. Explore the data from Audubon's groundbreaking climate change report and see how your favorite North American bird species will be affected.
Students and volunteers help install signs and lead community engagement events to encourage sharing the shores with beach-nesting birds. New York beaches provide vital nesting and resting habitat for shorebirds that are vulnerable to a variety of threats. Learn more about how you can help protect them and their fledgling chicks through our Be a Good Egg program and help us spread the word about these vulnerable species.
Do you see your lawns as a backyard habitat that can and should support a wide variety of birds and other wildlife? We hope so! A healthy, bird-friendly backyard habitat consists of a diverse range of native plant and grass species, which naturally require less maintenance and care as they are already adapted to the local environment. Learn how to help support a variety of birds and native plantings through our Audubon at Home information.
NYS Creates New Incentives for Saving Grassland Birds
Audubon New York is happy to announce that the 2014-2015 NYS Budget includes funding for protecting grassland birds. Thanks to thousands of calls from the Audubon New York network, Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders included funding in the EPF for new conservation incentives for private landowners.
Thank you for helping us increase the EPF and for activating our network for success! Follow the "read more" link for the formal statement we released on this agreement.
Forty percent of the Atlantic Flyway's bird species are species of conservation need. These include the Wood Thrush, the most widespread of our eastern forest neotropical migratory species, whose population has been reduced by half in the past 40 years. Read on to learn what we are doing to protect and conserve all birds of conservation concern.
Our flagship environmental education program has been serving elementary schoolchildren in New York City for over a decade. It's now offered in all five NYC boroughs and across the state from Long Island to the Hudson Valley and Buffalo.