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Eastern Bluebird. Photo: Jim Chagares/Audubon Photography Awards

The Voice for Birds

Audubon New York is a respected and influential voice on public policy issues, and a powerful advocate for the birds and people of New York State.

Whether meeting with lawmakers and regulators, speaking out through local media, or collaborating with partners on a coalition to protect New York’s environment, Audubon New York is committed to advancing legislation and policies that conserve and restore our shared natural resources.

Many of the same issues that affect birds also affect people.

Hundreds of thousands of New York jobs and billions of dollars of the state’s gross domestic product depend on clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and healthy forests to thrive.

That’s why Audubon New York is working tirelessly on behalf of a healthy environment that is rich in biodiversity. Alongside 27 local chapters and 65,000 members, we are solving the state’s toughest problems, from banning offshore drilling to promoting forest regeneration.

By convening diverse stakeholders to advance critical legislation and policies, we are able to take a balanced approach to protect our most threatened bird species and the habitats they depend on in New York State.

2019 Policy Positions
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2019 Policy Positions

How to advance the protection of birds and the places they need in 2019.

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Legislative Session Updates
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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2019 legislative session.

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Take Action!
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Take Action!

Want to do more to protect birds? Lend your voice – and more – here.

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Advocacy News:

Testimony Before the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
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Testimony Before the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation

On February 12, 2019, Erin McGrath, Audubon New York Policy Manager testified on the Climate and Community Protection Act.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Prohibit Offshore Drilling
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Prohibit Offshore Drilling

Audubon New York strongly supports A.2574 (Englebright) / S.2316 (Kaminksy) and Article VII TED - Part I

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT -  Menhaden
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Menhaden

Audubon New York supports A.2571 (Englebright) / S.2317 (Kaminsky)

Bipartisan Bill in U.S. House Seeks to Reduce Birds Collisions with Federal Buildings
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Bipartisan Bill in U.S. House Seeks to Reduce Birds Collisions with Federal Buildings

As many as a billion birds die each year in window strikes; federal government can lead in cost-neutral, bird-friendly planning

The Environmental Proposals That Will Make the Biggest Impact on New York’s Birds and Other Wildlife
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2019 “State of the State” Environmental Proposals

Where will we make the biggest impact on New York's birds and other wildlife?

Top Priorities for New York State's 2019 Budget
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Top Priorities for New York State's 2019 Budget

The following testimony is being presented to the New York State legislature by Audubon New York's Policy Manager, Erin McGrath.

2019 Conservation Policy Resolutions
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2019 Conservation Policy Resolutions

Presented by Audubon New York and the Audubon Council of New York State

2019 Policy Positions
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2019 Policy Positions

How to advance the protection of birds and the places they need in 2019.

Legislative Session Updates
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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2019 legislative session.