Advocacy

Supporting conservation through advocacy.

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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National Action Center
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National Action Center

Take action with one of Audubon's current nationwide campaigns.

Take the Pledge to Be a Good Egg
Coasts

Take the Pledge to Be a Good Egg

Together, we can help shorebirds nest and raise their young successfully.

Take Action!
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Take Action!

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

New York State Proclaims 2018 the Year of the Bird
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New York State Proclaims 2018 the Year of the Bird

Celebrating native and migratory birds and the places they need in New York

Erin McGrath on President Trump’s MBTA decision
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Erin McGrath on President Trump’s MBTA decision

Audubon New York's Policy Manager speaks out about the MBTA rollback and action taken by NYS.

Flocking Together to Defend an Important Bird Law
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Flocking Together to Defend an Important Bird Law

A Bird Festival on Long Island has Soaring Success

New York leads Eight States in Filing Federal Lawsuit to Restore Bird Protection Law
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New York leads Eight States in Filing Federal Lawsuit to Restore Bird Protection Law

Birds in Greater Jeopardy Under Current Federal Interpretation

Three Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall
Ways To Help

Three Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall

Migrants heading south face myriad man-made obstacles, but there are actions we can all take to save their lives.

2018 Legislative Round-Up
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2018 Legislative Round-Up

End-of-Session Updates on Audubon New York's Legislative Priorities

Audubon Praises Commitment to Conservation in 2018 Senate Farm Bill
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Audubon Praises Commitment to Conservation in 2018 Senate Farm Bill

Bill moves to conference committee: Audubon urges robust conservation in final bill