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Dialogue Awareness Action

BIRDLINK  builds upon current work designing for ecological challenges to maintain biodiversity. Its strategy is to build a landscape network that connects isolated habitat across scales to make communities and wildlife more resilient to climate and other changes. In any setting, whether inner city, or campus landscape, BIRDLINK channels the universal popularity of birds to interest people in habitat conservation and creation and offers an answer to the “what can I do?” question.

After three installations to date we have witnessed universal excitement on the part of passers-by who have encountered Birdlink living sculptures in their neighborhoods. People are fascinated by the plants with berries and blooms that meet them at eye level. They offer to share their own stories of birds they have seen around town.  Conversations and observations are initiated here.



Who We Are

Executive Director/ Designer
Anina Gerchick
contact: info@birdlink.world

Anina Gerchick is an outdoor installation artist, landscape architect, and painter. BIRDLINK brings together art, ecology and public space design to create environmental, aesthetic and political impact. Landscape itself became subject and platform for art making that addresses climate and communication issues.

Collaborative Partners

Creature Conserve
New York State Parks
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
New York City Audubon Society
National Audubon Society
Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition
Greenbelt Native Plant Center : NYC Parks
Audubon New York For the Birds
The Lower East Side Partnership
Bronx Children's Museum
The Lower East Side Ecology Center
The Trust For Governors Island


The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Staten Island Greenbelt Native Plant Nursery
New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers, DPC
Salvatore Coscenza Design Consultant
Kiwi Nguyen Design Consultant
Marie Salembier Horticulture Consultant
Giselle Herrera Urban Ecologist and Community Science Educator
Ken McCarthy Advisor
Laura Starr Advisor
Alice Gottesman Advisor
Carla Precht Advisor
Kathryn Heintz Advisor


Creature Conserve
The New York State Connect Kids to Parks Initiative, a program of the Environmental Protection Fund
Coleman and Susan Burke Center for Native Plants
The Durst Organization
The City Parks Foundation
New York City Audubon Society
Hunter Industries


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