Working Lands

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 landowner, land manager, government agency, or in private industry? Together, we can help manage working lands in ways that support birds and the bottom line.

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
Forest Resources

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
Forest Programs

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

Meet Eight Birds That Depend on the Farm Bill
Working Lands

Meet Eight Birds That Depend on the Farm Bill

From North Carolina forests to California rice fields, the farm bill is a powerful tool for protecting and restoring avian habitat. As Congress begins rewriting the legislation, birders should pay close attention.

Diverse Coalition Applauds Executive Budget Proposal to Reform Forest Tax Law
News

Diverse Coalition Applauds Executive Budget Proposal to Reform Forest Tax Law

— ‘Empire Forests for the Future Initiative’ Will Create Jobs, Conserve Forests & Wildlife Habitat and Mitigate Climate Change
Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers
Forest Programs

Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers

Adirondacks-based workshops for landowners and managers.

Adirondack Forest Tract
Healthy Forests

Adirondack Forest Tract

A globally significant Important Bird Area, the Adirondack region is home to the largest relatively intact tract of forest habitat in New York State.

Harvests for Habitat Project
Forest Programs

Harvests for Habitat Project

Upper Delaware Watershed program for foresters and forest owners.

Audubon New York Releases New Technical Guide to Improve Forest Bird Habitat
Press Room

Audubon New York Releases New Technical Guide to Improve Forest Bird Habitat

— Innovative guide offers comprehensive habitat management tools for private and public New York land-managers.
Managing Forests for Birds: a Forester's Guide
Forest Resources

Managing Forests for Birds: a Forester's Guide

This guide serves as a resource for foresters and other land managers to integrate habitat components into forest management planning.