Hurricane Sandy caused unprecedented devastation across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. Millions were impacted by the storm.
Fortunately, all Audubon staff and volunteers were safe, but the impact to habitat and resources was significant. Several Centers suffered damage from flooding and downed trees. Audubon is working to restore and rebuild in our affected communities across the Atlantic Flyway.
Here is an update on conditions at Audubon Centers that lay in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Unless otherwise noted, Centers are open to the public:
Pennsylvania, North Carolina & South Carolina:
The ferocity of this hurricane was a reminder of why we do what we do. Climate change is real. The science says so. And, extreme weather events like this remind us of the devastating cost to people and communities.
That is why Audubon is committed to taking action - in our homes, in our communities, and in our nation - to advocate for healthy climate solutions and help safeguard our environment for birds, wildlife and our children.
You can help people and birds in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:
Read more about Hurricane Sandy and birds here:
"After Hurricane Sandy: What Birds Can Tell Us" by Tom Baptist, Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut, in Greenwich Time.
"Hurricane Disaster Relief for Birds: What to Expect and How to Help." by Melanie Driscoll on The Perch, Audubon Magazine's blog.
"How Hurricane Sandy Affected Birds, and How They'll Fare Now." by Alisa Opar on The Perch, Audubon Magazine's blog.
"What Caused Hurricane 'Frankenstorm' Sandy? (Was it Climate Change?)" by Julie Leibach on the Perch, Audubon Magazine's blog.
"How do Hurricanes Affect Birds," a Q&A about birds and hurricanes with bird expert Kenn Kaufman in Audubon Magazine