A team for NEW YORK CITY AUDUBON SOCIETY INC
"Executive DirectOrioles" will conduct a photo big day in Jamaica Bay to raise money for bird conservation in NYC
Glenn Phillips fundraising for Executive DirectOrioles
On May 6, my team of intrepid bird-photographers will attempt to set a record for the most bird species photographed in NYC on a single day! This fun and exciting challenge will help highlight the importance of New York City for migrating birds, and help raise money to support Project Safe Flight, NYC Audubon's efforts to make the city safer for migrating birds by reducing threats from buildings and glass and improving stopover habitat.
600 Million to One Billion birds die in the US every year from collisions with buildings and glass. Many of the most frequent victims of these collisions are birds whose populations are in steep declines. White-throated sparrow, among the top ten species in NYC and other areas has seen a population decline of nearly 30% over the last thirty years.
NYC Audubon is a leader in improving understanding of the issue and developing solutions. Our ground-breaking Bird-Safe Building Guidelines, published in 2007, are a model for a sustainable, bird-friendly future.
If you've ever experienced the joy and beauty of birds, you owe it to yourself and future generations to help find solutions to these critical problems.
Please pledge generously!