The Audubon Mural Project

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Williamson's Sapsucker by ATM. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Where Birds Meet Art . . . After Dark

The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon's old Harlem‐based neighborhood in New York City. The project is inspired by the legacy of the great American bird artist and pioneering ornithologist and is energized by Audubon’s groundbreaking Birds and Climate Change Report, which reveals at least half of all North American bird species are threatened by a warming climate. The project commissions artists to paint murals of each of the report's 314 species.

To find out how you can help or be a sponsor, please email us at

Our Progress

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The Murals

Mural Locations

You can download a printable version of the map here.

The founders of the project on PBS NewsHour:


Our breathtaking art featured on Salon:


A tour of the neighborhood via iItalyTV:


Want to Help?

If you’re an artist or an upper-Manhattan landlord or business owner who would like to participate in this project, please contact Avi Gitler. Also, please contact Avi if you're interested in supporting the project in any other way—spray paint sponsors are urgently sought. (A special thanks to all of our donors thus far!)

Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon