Help stop bird collisions in Jamaica Bay
Urban development and exterior glass windows pose a great threat to birds. Reflecting the sky and environment around it, windows lead to millions of bird deaths every year. As birds migrate through New York City, feeding and nesting in areas like Jamaica Bay, bird strikes are more common. According to NYC Audubon, "between 90,000 and 230,000 of these migrating birds are killed in the City each year in collisions with building glass" (https://nycaudubon.org/our-work/conservation/project-safe-flight). Now, you have an opportunity to help stop bird collisions in Jamaica Bay.
In partnership with the Brooklyn Bird Club, NYC Audubon and the American Littoral Society, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy is raising funds to install bird-safe window film at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at Gateway National Recreation Area. To date, members of the Brooklyn Bird Club raised nearly $10,000 for this effort and funds were used to install Feather Friendly window markers at the Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park. With a goal of installing the same markers at the Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center this Spring, we have launched this Go Fund Me to raise the funds necessary to complete the project.
Help us raise the additional $5,000 needed to protect birds in Jamaica Bay!
The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Inc. is a partner project of the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY), which serves as its fiscal sponsor. Both JBRPC and the FCNY are tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code. JBRPC’s office is located in the Rockaway Park section of Queens, New York. FCNY is a Philanthropic Partner with the National Park Service.