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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 garden 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.

BIRDLINK presents a scalable, replicable framework for creating new urban habitats to enable humans to coexist with non-human biota—even in our most dense cities.



Who We Are

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

Anina Gerchick is an outdoor installation artist, landscape designer, and painter. In BIRDLINK she brings together art and ecology to create environmental, aesthetic and political impact. Evolving from her studio and outdoor painting practice, landscape itself became subject and platform for art making that addresses urban and climate issues.

Collaborative Partners

New York State Parks
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
New York City Audubon Society
Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition
Greenbelt Native Plant Center : NYC Parks
Audubon New York For the Birds
University Settlement Adult Literacy Program
The Lower East Side Partnership
Bronx Children's Museum


The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Staten Island Greenbelt Native Plant Nursery
New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
Donald Sussman Landscape Consultant
Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers, DPC
Salvatore Coscenza Design Consultant
Kiwi Nguyen Design Consultant
Marie Salembier Horticulture Consultant


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


To inquire about sponsoring a BIRDLINK, please contact: