Piping Plovers, Osprey, Barn Swallows, Killdeer, and more are being spotted across our state. The world may be standing still, but birds still need our help to thrive, and right now, we need them too.
Here are some ways you can experience migration season, safely.
Pass the Time on a Trail
As of today, all trails at Audubon centers in New York remain OPEN. We hope you'll come visit!
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Trails Open | Center closed through at least April 30
*Bald Eagles are now nesting at the marsh! Keep an eye for Wood Ducks and Tree Swallows.
*Waterfowl migration is kicking into high gear at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, which means hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, and swans can be seen. Sandhill Cranes have also arrived and we expect several pair will breed here again this year.
The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is closed, however the Wildlife Drive will open April 1, weather permitting.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center: Trails Open | Center closed through at least April 30
*Our native plant and pollinator gardens will soon begin to bloom!
For a full list of our New York center and chapter locations, with link to each of their websites, click here.
Watch Live Birds, From Indoors
We recognize that some people may be unable, or nervous, to explore the outdoors right now. So we're bringing the birds to you!
Here are some live bird cameras you can enjoy from the comfort of your home:
- Audubon Live! cameras in Connecticut feature Osprey nests, and the occassional harbor seal! https://ct.audubon.org/audubon-live
- Our friends at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca are bringing us views of feeder birds, Barred Owls, and more. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/all-cams/
- Transport yourself to summertime, when hummingbirds will return to our NY feeders, with this feeder cam live from California: https://explore.org/livecams/hummingbirds/hummingbird-fountain
Got a live bird camera you'd like to share? Email us at email@example.com.
Accept This Birdy Care Package
In desperate need of distraction? Look no further than this birdy care package, from Audubon to you! This free gift includes:
- Many, many photos of baby birds
- Funny bird videos
- Extremely important guides about birbs, floofs, and borbs
- Activities to do from home, with kids