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The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Avi Gitler, an art dealer and collector. The Project is an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 climate-threatened North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhood where John James Audubon lived the last ten years of his life. The Project is designed not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. The artworks range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular murals covering the entire side of a building. We will see about 50 murals, plus Audubon’s grave site, in a slide presentation with live commentary. There will be time afterwards for Q&A. This is an online event and the recording is available to registrants for the following 7 days. The guide is Leigh Hallingby, a licensed NYC tour guide, who specializes in the Audubon Mural Project and has led dozens of actual and virtual tours of this amazing project, which captivates birders and non-birders alike!

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