The Audubon Bird Mural Project

Janes Walk

Led By Leigh Hallingby, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, Harlem Walks

The goal of the Audubon Mural Project is to create murals of over 300 North American birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton and Washington Heights where John James Audubon spent the last 10 years of his life. We will see about 40 murals, plus Audubon’s grave site, in a 50-minute slide presentation with commentary. We will also visit Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Because the mural artists have license to represent the birds in any way that they choose, there is great variation in the styles of painting. All of the birds painted have been identified as being threatened by climate change. The murals range from lovely panels that fill a window frame to spectacular works covering the entire side of a building.

NA. event is online on demand.

On Demand
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Advocacy, Art & Architecture, Environment
Platform: On Zoom
Language: English
"Gang of Warblers" by George Boorujy at 601 West 162nd Street in Washington Heights. Photo: Leigh Hallingby. Modifications: photo cropped.