Urban Birds of Monsignor McGolrick Park 2019-12-28T17:57:29+00:00

Project Description

Urban Birds of Monsignor McGolrick Park

Project Lead: New York City Audubon Society
Project Partners: McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance
Project Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park
GCEF Grant: $5,669
Matching Contribution: $3,367
TOTAL INVESTMENT: $9,036
Project Completed: November 2016
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In 2015, through a competitive process, New York City Audubon Society received a $5,669 GCEF grant (and provided $3,367 in matching funds) in 2015 to conduct 6 bird monitoring sessions and host a public native plant walk in 2016 at Monsignor McGolrick Park. The results of these bird surveys were added to the eBird database. These events allowed Greenpoint residents to learn about native plants and their importance to wildlife, as well as encouraged community members to participate in the “Urban Oasis” habitat restoration project at the park – a project created by New York City Audubon Society through a separate GCEF grant.

The eBird database can be found at ebird.org/content/ebird/.

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Conducted 6 bird surveys in McGolrick Park throughout 2016, in which 13 members of the public attended and 34 bird species were observed
  • Hosted a native plant walk for local community members in September 2016, which 18 people attended