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.

Habitat Improvement Programs
Habitat Management

Habitat Improvement Programs

Improve forest habitat for birds on property you manage or own.

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Model Forests Showcase Resilient Habitat
Working Lands

Model Forests Showcase Resilient Habitat

The forest habitat sites at the Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center and Sanctuary provide quality bird habitat, model sustainable forest management, and address regeneration challenges.

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Managing Forests for Birds: a Forester's Guide
Working Lands

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.

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News & Updates

Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers
Working Lands

Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers

Adirondacks-based workshops for landowners and managers.

Harvests for Habitat Project
Working Lands

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
Working Lands

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.

 Audubon New York Takes Action to Save One of NY's Most Beautiful Songbirds
Working Lands

Audubon New York Takes Action to Save One of NY's Most Beautiful Songbirds

We are working with Federal, State, and Local Partners to ensure a future for the Golden-winged Warbler in New York.

Announcing the Application Cutoff Dates for the Young Forest Initiative to Benefit Native Wildlife in New York
Working Lands

Announcing the Application Cutoff Dates for the Young Forest Initiative to Benefit Native Wildlife in New York

— Producers in NY State offered an opportunity to apply for financial assistance to address insufficient young forest habitat.
Audubon New York Comments on NYSDEC Plan Regarding Habitat Management Methods
Advocacy

Audubon New York Comments on NYSDEC Plan Regarding Habitat Management Methods

— Draft plan describes and evaluates habitat management methods used on nearly 234,000 acres of state land.