Peter Joost, beloved educator at New York’s St. Bernard’s School and board member of NYC Audubon for two decades, has worked tirelessly to protect local birds and their habitat for 35 years. He has served as president of both the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Linnean Society, given talks at the Museum of the City of New York, and led bird walks throughout the City’s five boroughs. Having recently retired from St. Bernard’s School, he will be spending more time at his second home in Ecuador, El Refugio de Intag, an ecologically friendly lodge and nature reserve.
Seen from above, Central Park is an oasis of green on a noisy, people- and car-filled island. It’s no wonder that a staggering 192 different species of birds have chosen it for a home or a frequent stopping place, making it one of the best birding spots in the world. Explore the Park’s rich avian life with a walk through Manhattan’s 843-acre breath of fresh air, led by an expert naturalist and arranged in collaboration with New York City Audubon.
New York City Audubon champions nature in the city’s five boroughs through a combination of engaging and entertaining programs and innovative conservation campaigns. NYC Audubon is an independent nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Audubon Society. Through its efforts, NYC Audubon protects many species of birds living in the 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands of New York City.