Audubon Mural Project

Brown Pelicans by Jason Covert

Location: 601 W. 149th St., New York, NY 10031

Installed: 3/16/2015

Climate Threat: Much of the bird’s winter range is projected to move north by 2080, away from the coastline on which the bird relies. The Brown Pelican’s winter range may shrink by as much as 54 percent by then. Learn more about how climate change threatens this bird.

About the Artist: Brooklyn-based artist Jason Covert was born in 1974 between a harbor and a marsh on Cape Cod. Having lived in Boston, San Francisco, Tasmania, and Portugal, Jason landed in New York City in the year 2000. Striving to become a recognized artist, Covert found himself sleeping in doorways, his car, and on the couches of friends and acquaintances. After years of considerable struggle, Covert has come to enjoy a sizable clientele of collectors that literally span the globe. For more, check out his website or follow him on Instagram.

The Artist on the Bird: “One has but to watch the Brown Pelican (or its species mates) perform its graceful feeding dives to understand how poetic an animal it truly is. As a Cape Codder, I have spent countless hours sitting by the sea, and as such, have long been a fan. It was an honor to work with this bird’s image.”

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