Latin: Charadrius melodus
American Bittern. Photo: Robert Sena/Great Backyard Bird Count
Audubon’s Water initiative focuses on landscapes where both water quantity and water quality are paramount to birds’ survival. Watersheds and wetlands provide valuable breeding and stopover habitat for birds, and it is our mission to protect these places birds need.
In collaboration with partners, we are restoring habitats along rivers, lakes, and other wetlands, and engaging the public on water policy, management, and water-quality issues.
Our cohesive strategy in New York spans the Great Lakes, Onondaga Lake and the Montezuma Wetland Complex, and the Delaware River. Learn more about our work in each area below.