American Bird Conservancy

Twenty plus years of bold action, focus on results, and partnership are bringing back the birds across the Western Hemisphere. ABC's mission is clear: to conserve native birds and their habitats across the Americas. In doing so, we benefit not only American birds but all other species as well.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.

Local chapters of Audubon

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon: Works to protect wildlife and habitat through conservation action, education, advocacy and impactful partnerships.


North Shore Audubon: Promotes, protects and preserves the environment and the birds that inhabit it through education, advocacy and leadership.


South Shore Audubon: Promotes environmental education; conduct research pertaining to local bird populations, wildlife, and habitat; and to preserve and restore our environment, through responsible activism, for the benefit of both people and wildlife.


Get Outside

Want to venture a bit further than your backyard to observe birds? The tri-state area is filled with state parks, preserves and national wildlife refuges. Long Island abounds with nature preserves and parks. The Catskill, Adirondack and Shawangunk Mountains are all within a day’s drive of Long Island. Numerous other nature preserves and parks are scattered throughout the metro New York area. It is just a matter of doing some research. Getting into nature can be as easy as a simple ramble through a small preserve near your home, or as strenuous as climbing the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. There are trails to be found for every fitness level. Below are listed some resources for you to check out.

Nassau County Preserves
Long's Top Nature Preserves
New York State Parks, Long Island
New York State Parks
NYSDEC Long Island
NYSDEC Catskills
NYSDEC Adirondacks
NY/NJ Trail Conference


Wildlife Rehabilitation

Volunteers for Wildlife, Inc. (VFW): Created in 1982, is a nonprofit wildlife hospital and education center dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Long Island's wildlife and natural ecosystems. Each year Volunteers for Wildlife admits over 1,500 patients who are in need.


Bat Conservation

Bat Conservation International: Bat Conservation International is conducting and supporting science-based conservation efforts around the world. Working with many partners and colleagues, these innovative programs combine research, education and direct conservation to ensure bats will be helping to maintain healthy environments and human economies far into the future.

The Organization for Bat Conservation: The Organization for Bat Conservation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring people to protect bats and conserve biodiversity. Since 1992, our mission has been to teach people about the importance of bats and be a leader in bat conservation.