Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon
Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Audubon Mural Project

Connecticut Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler by Shawn Bullen

Location: 3507 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

Painted: 11/18/2018

Sponsored By: JR Goldberg

About the Bird: The Connecticut Warbler breeds entirely in Canada, but dedicated birders can find them in May or October migrating through Chicago or New York City. Audubon's climate models predict that the bird will lose all of its existing breeding range if the planet warms by 3 degrees, shifting into just a tiny pocket of the far north. Now fairly common in both the eastern and western parts of the continent, the Nashville Warbler will also likely lose ground but stands to gain more. The Golden-winged Warbler, which prefers leafy second-growth habitat and swamp edges, may be driven out of its current summer range across the entire United States and up into isolated pockets of Canada.

About the Artist: Shawn Bullen started painting walls in 2007 in his hometown of Chicago. His work has taken him to cities around the world, producing large-scale murals everywhere he goes. He has created artwork with groups from American Express and Google to orphanages and public schools. I wanted to paint a squad of warblers from around the country,” he says. “The three birds remind me of a group of friends, all with unique personalities.”

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