Thomas Lovejoy Birdlink Quote

Dialogue Awareness Action

BIRDLINK  builds upon current work designing to meet ecological challenges and 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, campus or suburban 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.

With four installations to date we have witnessed universal excitement on the part of passers-by who encounter Birdlink living sculptures in their neighborhoods. People are fascinated by the plants, with their berries and blooms, that meet them at eye level. Conversations and observations are initiated here as people share their own stories of birds they see.



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. Public space is  platform for art making that addresses climate change and community activation.

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


New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Staten Island Greenbelt Native Plant Nursery
Mwanzaa Brown, Architect Consultant
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
Laura Starr Advisor
Alice Gottesman Advisor
Carla Precht Advisor
Kathryn Heintz New York City Audubon Society 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


To inquire about sponsoring a BIRDLINK, please contact: