BIRDLINK is a scaleable, replicable network of living habitat sculptures--vertical meadows of native plants. It supports migratory birds that disperse seeds that maintain and expand ecosystems and wildlife corridors through cities. It alerts people to the challenges facing bird populations specifically, and biodiversity in general. These living sculptures bring habitat and green space to urban space and offer community science and ecological education for adults and children.

  • One million plant species face extinction risks --The 2019 UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  •  Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise. -- Audubon Science
  • Insect populations are declining
  • Habitat loss in cities = lack of greenspace for people

Current project: Bronx , Crotona Park opening May 21, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tax deductible contributions to this project through New York City Audubon Society 501C3. Please designate BIRDLINK as program to receive donation: https://nycaudubon.z2systems.com/np/clients/nycaudubon/donation.jsp?campaign=95&

 

BIRDLINK at Williamsburg’s Marsha P Johnson State Park

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

BIRDLINK at Marsha P Johnson State Park, 2018-2021, returning 2022, has served as a longitudinal study of habitat evolution and wildlife usage. Its Manhattan Skyline backdrop makes it a favorite photo-op site. #birdlinkny

Made Possible by: 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, and volunteers 

BIRDLINK  Proof of Concept NYC Locations:

 2018: Governors Island NYC Audubon Society

 2018- 2021: Marsha P Johnson State Park, Williamsburg Brooklyn

 2019: Sara D Roosevelt Park, Manhattan

2021-2022: Crotona Park, Bronx

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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming: Crotona Park BirdLink opening 5/21/21

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.

 

SINGLE STRUCTURE

- 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 STRUCTURE

- 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 tax deductible contribution through New York City Audubon Society will help underwrite the production and installation of BIRDLINK's Crotona Park installation spring 2021.

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