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New York’s forest birds are facing significant population declines. Your land can help.

Cerulean Warbler. Photo: Gary Robinette/Audubon Photography Awards

Forest birds are in significant decline. This tells us we have a habitat problem.

Wood Thrush, American Woodcock, and Golden-winged Warblers depend on healthy, diverse forest types to thrive, and their low numbers are ringing the alarm bell. New York is nearly 70% forested, but we’re losing quality habitat. Since our forests are also critical to improving water quality and mitigating the effects of climate change, this issue affects people too.

Wood Thrush. Photo: Juan Zamora/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Let’s work together to improve your woods for birds and other wildlife.

Are you a forest owner actively managing your land within a priority forest area? Click here to fill out our Landowners Assistance Form! Our forest staff will do our best to get back to you in 2-3 weeks. 

Healthy Forests
Healthy Forests

Healthy Forests

Learn more about why healthy New York forests are essential for birds and people.

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Forest Resource Center
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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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Public Workshops and Programs
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Public Workshops and Programs

Join us! Attend free workshops and other programs with Audubon and partners to learn best management practices for birds.

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News & Updates

Audubon’s Delaware River Watershed Program Takes Flight with Key Conservation Funding
Working Lands

Audubon’s Delaware River Watershed Program Takes Flight with Key Conservation Funding

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program supports bird conservation in three critical regions of the watershed.

Grassland Birds Protected in New Renewable Energy Proposal
News

Grassland Birds Protected in New Renewable Energy Proposal

Read a statement from Audubon New York's Executive Director on draft rules for permitting new wind and solar projects.

Light Touch Forest Management Makes Large Impact for Birds
Working Lands

Light Touch Forest Management Makes Large Impact for Birds

These DIY projects are an easy way for New York landowners to try their hand at habitat management.

A Delicious Conservation Project for Birds
Working Lands

A Delicious Conservation Project for Birds

The new Bird-Friendly Maple Project being piloted in New York will help birds and anyone who loves syrup on pancakes.

Top 10 New York Forest Birds
Forest Resources

Top 10 New York Forest Birds

Without picking favorites, here are some of the birds that depend on New York's forests for feeding, nesting, and raising young.

Top Invasive Plants Forest Owners Should ID, and Remove
Healthy Forests

Top Invasive Plants Forest Owners Should ID, and Remove

Help New York birds by creating healthier woodland habitat.

Bird-Friendly Maple
Working Lands

Bird-Friendly Maple

A collaborative conservation project that aims to sweeten sugarbush habitat for songbirds.

WATCH: An Inside Look at Healthy Forests
Forest Resources

WATCH: An Inside Look at Healthy Forests

On this webinar recording we take a close look at some of the threats our forests and forest birds face, and what we can do to help.

Free Landowner's Guide to Improving Forest Health
Forest Resources

Free Landowner's Guide to Improving Forest Health

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