Audubon Mural Project

Long-eared Owl by Greg Burak

Location: 3740 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

Painted: April 1, 2017

Climate Threat: This owl is seen across the country. With climate change, however, populations are likely to disappear in some areas. According to Audubon's climate model, the Long-eared Owl will lose about three-quarters of its current wintering space. Riverside habitats in the Western United States are a particular habitat of concern.

About the Artist: Greg Burak was born in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. He received an associates degree from the Delaware College of Art and Design, a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA from Indiana University. His paintings have been included in numerous national shows, most recently at Gitler & _____ in New York. He currently lives and works in Queens, New York. You can follow him on Instagram.

Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

The Artist on the Mural: I have never seen an owl in the wild, although I have heard them many times before. I chose this bird because I find its mysterious and elusive nature fascinating.

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