March 2019 | New York News from the Nest

Your monthly update from Audubon New York's statewide network.

Dear friend,

The legislative session is in full swing here in New York! As a leading voice for birds, Audubon New York continues to work with legislators to ensure protection of our natural resources and a healthy environment for all.

In February we saw great success in the passing of legislation that will benefit both birds and people along New York’s coasts. The Assembly and Senate passed bills that will ban offshore oil and natural gas drilling and protect New York’s menhaden – a small fish critical to the health of estuary and marine ecosystems along the Atlantic seaboard.

Clean water, resilient coasts, and abundant and diverse wildlife are important to all New Yorkers and to our environment. We are pleased to have played a role in these recent victories and thankful to our partners in conservation – including active, dedicated members like you – for supporting our advocacy efforts.

Read more below about Audubon New York’s latest work and find out what’s coming up this spring.

All the best,

Ana Paula Tavares
Executive Director
Audubon New York



Did you know that Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers are early migrants and can be seen on New York’s coast by mid-March? Both are priority species that Audubon New York monitors and stewards on Long Island. Stay tuned for more information about our coastal efforts and opportunities to volunteer, and follow us on Facebook for timely updates throughout the nesting season.

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