You won’t read about Avi Gitler in the NY Daily News. Or on Page Six.
Gitler teamed up with The National Audubon Society and created The Audubon Mural Project to showcase threats to our nation’s bird population.
John James Audubon would be pleased. He spent the last ten years of his life on 156th Street and is buried in Trinity Church’s uptown cemetery, right across the street from the largest of the murals.
Gitler coordinated with local businesses, supporters, and artists to paint images of North American birds.
Take a look at these roll-down gates and once-barren walls.
Curious to see the artists at work? Click here.
The Audubon Mural Project continues to add murals. Want to paint one? Become a supporter? Contact Avi Gitler.
On my next trip to NYC, I’ll be birding in the West 140’s and 150’s. Central Park? Fuggedaboutit.