Sandhill Cranes Photo: Dan Oldfield

Because birds live everywhere, what affects them eventually affects us. And birds are telling us that their survivaland oursdepends on healthy natural spaces and clean air and water to curb the effects of climate change.

Can you imagine a world without the flute-like eee-oh-lay of a Wood Thrush? Forty percent of the Atlantic Flyway’s bird species are species of conservation need -- including 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.

Scientific studies show that climate change is the biggest threat to birds and people alike, with two-thirds of North American bird species at risk of extinction due to our warming planet. Birds tell us it is not too late, but there is no time to lose. If we stand together and act now, we can still protect our most vulnerable birds and build healthier, stronger human communities too.

Priority Species of New York

American Oystercatcher

Latin:  Haematopus palliatus

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American Woodcock

Latin:  Scolopax minor

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Black Skimmer

Latin:  Rynchops niger

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Cerulean Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga cerulea

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Golden-winged Warbler

Latin:  Vermivora chrysoptera

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Piping Plover

Latin:  Charadrius melodus

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Red-shouldered Hawk

Latin:  Buteo lineatus

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Saltmarsh Sparrow

Latin:  Ammospiza caudacuta

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Scarlet Tanager

Latin:  Piranga olivacea

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Wood Thrush

Latin:  Hylocichla mustelina

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A Few Ways to Flock Together for Birds

Share the Love, #ShareTheShore

Share the Love, #ShareTheShore

Join the effort to protect shore-nesting birds! Together, we can make waves for safer beaches.

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Forest Resource Center
Working Lands

Forest Resource Center

Free resources for foresters and landowners. Start here and take steps to improve forest habitat for birds, other wildlife, recreation, and more.

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Advocacy + Policy

Advocacy + Policy

We work with lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level to pass effective conservation policies and legislation.

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