Press Room

April 2018 | News from the Nest

Introducing our new Executive Director, Ana Paula Tavares!

Dear friend,

It is a wonderful privilege to join Audubon and its remarkable network to serve this mission we all care so much about. Saving birds and the places we all need is inspiring and urgent. 

In addition to leading Audubon New York, my role will also include leading Audubon Connecticut and serving as senior advisor to Audubon’s International Alliances program. Birds do not recognize state boundaries; this new arrangement aims at increasing collaboration between New York and Connecticut states with that thought in mind. 

The opportunity to lead forest, coastal, and urban conservation work on-the-ground while educating the next generation of conservationists in New York and Connecticut is very exciting. What can be more inspiring and worthy of protection than our planet, with all its wonders, beautiful birds, wildlife and people? I am energized and committed to work hard and collaboratively to set and achieve ambitious goals. The time is now. 

Thank you for being part of the Audubon network in New York. We are stronger together, and I look forward to continuing to work with you to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.


Ana Paula Tavares
Executive Director
Audubon NY and Audubon CT
VP and Senior Advisor to International Alliances
National Audubon Society



Baltimore Oriole. Photo: Deborah Bifulco/Audubon Photography Awards


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