Our on-the-ground conservation work is fueled by citizen science, advocacy, and education. Our activities include:
Restoration Through Our Native Plant Gardens
Native Plants restore the balance of the habitat and benefit birds and other wildlife. These gardens are learning places for anyone interested in knowing more about the importance of native plants and how they can be used in their own backyard.
- Butterfly Garden at Overpeck Preserve, Overpeck Park
- Butterfly Garden at Teaneck Creek Conservancy
- Dr. Ben Burton Native Plants Garden at Teaneck Creek Conservancy
Promoting Backyard Habitats
With open space continuing to be lost in Bergen County and New Jersey, backyard habitats are becoming even more important as places for birds and other wildlife to find food and shelter. They are also vital for our migratory bird species on their Spring and Fall journeys along the Atlantic Flyway. See our Healthy Backyards page for info on creating a backyard habitat and the importance of native plants.
Our Partners in Conservation
The following organizations received funding from Bergen County Audubon Society:
- American Bird Conservancy
- Canco Park Conservancy
- Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
- Flat Rock Brook Nature Association
- Friends of Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge
- The Nature Conservancy
- National Wildlife Refuge Association
- New Jersey State Botanical Gardens
- New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
- The Raptor Trust
- Teaneck Creek Conservancy
- Tenafly Nature Center
- And many more!
Injured or Orphaned Bird?
1. Determine whether or not an injured or orphaned bird needs help:
A Helpful Flyer from the Raptor Trust
2. If the bird does need help, a list of rehabilitators in New Jersey:
NJ Fish & Wildlife’s list of rehabilitators
If you need help transporting a bird to Raptor Trust, call Gabriele Schmitt at 201 281-0158. Note: they do not accept baby House Sparrows or European Starlings:
The Raptor Trust
Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital will evaluate, stabilize and get the patient to the best resource for care:
Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital
Easy way to communicate on Environmental Issues
The Sierra Club website and the National Audubon website provide an easy way to email the various branches of government and your own representatives on a variety of current environmental issues.