Seas & Shores

Sustained Conservation for Long Island

A vision for bird conservation along New York's shores on Long Island Sound.
Photo: Kerri Dikun

Long Island’s ecosystem is globally significant for the survival of several bird species. Audubon New York’s expertise and vast network uniquely positions us to play a leadership role in protecting Long Island’s critical bird habitats and the quality of life of its communities.

For more than a century Audubon has protected birds and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and Earth’s biological diversity. Our mission has never been more important. We have created this vision to seize this critical moment for the future of Long Island’s ecosystem. It galvanizes our strengths and creates a catalyst for change.

We will…

• Deepen our conservation impact by protecting and restoring critical bird habitats and increasing populations of priority birds.
• Engage public officials, partners, and communities in the criticality of protecting the Long Island ecosystem for birds and people now and in a warmer climate.
• Strongly advocate at the local, state, and federal levels for sustainable and resilient solutions.
• Reposition our Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center in Oyster Bay Cove as the hub of our work within the Long Island ecosystem.

The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will…

• Be a place for convening and collaboration among Audubon and partner scientists, educators, conservationists, and policy experts to develop programs that protect and enhance habitat to increase bird populations and involve the public in our critical work.
• Offer state-of-the-art education programs that result in measurable conservation outcomes.
• Be a model of bird-friendly native plantings and demonstration gardens.
• Celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy to America.
• Be a resource to the community to learn about the importance of the Long Island ecosystem to birds of the Atlantic Flyway.
• Be an opportunity for the community to enjoy the wonder of nature amidst a self-guided trail hike and interpretative on-site programs.

For more information on the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center Vision, please click here for a downloadable document.

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