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 summer 2021

 

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

BIRDLINK at Williamsburg’s Marsha P Johnson State Park

BIRDLINK at Sara D Roosevelt Park, Manhattan

BIRDLINK at Crotona Park, Bronx

MODULAR CONFIGUATION VARIATIONS 

Modular components arranged to for enclosures, gazebos, benches
– 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

BIRDLINK for Public and Private Spaces

adaptable to all sites and sizes using its modular system

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.

 

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Plan a BIRDLINK with us or Buy DIY Plans to build your own BIRDLINK:

info@birdlink.world

Donate to BIRDLINK

Your tax deductible contribution through New York City Audubon Society will help underwrite the production and installation of BIRDLINK’s.

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