BIRDLINK is an interactive habitat sculpture whose mission is to support migratory birds by inserting native plant systems throughout the urban and suburban corridors through which they travel. There, people can learn about the challenges facing bird populations, and enjoy more space.

BIRDLINK Now Open at Williamsburg’s East River State Park

East River State Park
Kent Avenue at North 7th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Accessible by NYC  Ferry, L and G trains

BIRDLINK at East River State Park is a permanent / ongoing installation that will serve as a longitudinal study of habitat evolution and wildlife usage. Its Manhattan Skyline backdrop makes it a favorite photo-op site. #birdlinkny

Made Possible with Support from: The New York State Connect Kids to Parks initiative, a program of the Environmental Protection Fund; New York City Audubon Society; Greenbelt Native Plant Center: NYC Parks; Hunter Industries and volunteers who helped build BIRDLINK.

BIRDLINK  New York City Locations:

Summer 2018
Governors Island NYC Audubon Society House

September 2018 Ongoing
East River State Park, Williamsburg Brooklyn

September 2019 to 2020
Sara D Roosevelt Park, Manhattan

Watch a video showing the making of the BIRDLINK sculpture at Governors Island

Build A BIRDLINK In Your Backyard

Custom Designed BIRDLINK

BIRDLINK freestanding walls of native plants can now be installed in your home garden or balcony.

Contact for more information.

Residential installations come in sizes that vary from 1.5' x 2' x 3'units to 2' x 2' x 6', and can be made to custom specifications and plantings.


Upcoming Events

June 8th, 2019: Grand opening at Sara D Roosevelt Park

Ongoing: East River State Park

How Its Made

BIRDLINK is a freestanding green-wall of native plants, with window-like openings that frame views of space around it. It sits on top of pavement, grass, or any supporting surface without support from neighboring walls. The spiraling grid of wire is filled with soil and native plants specific to both local and migratory birds of the region it inhabits.

Two versions of BIRDLINK:


- Single structure
- Steel mesh planter structure with 3” openings
- Steel skeleton withstands hurricane force winds
- Irrigation conduits attach easily to water source
- Structure sits on top of ground surface


- Modular gabion units assemble in varied configurations
- Steel mesh gabion planters with 3” openings
- Cross-braced bamboo structures withstand hurricane winds
- Irrigation conduits attach easily to water source
- Structure sits on top of ground surface

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Donate to BIRDLINK

Your contribution will help underwrite the production and installation of BIRDLINK as well as Community Science programming.

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