This Audubon Mural Project Walking Tour in NYC showcases over 30 murals of North American birds in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood where Audubon lived.
More about this project: The goal of the Audubon Mural Project is to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. This is the neighborhood where the great naturalist John James Audubon lived the last 10 years of his life from 1840 – 1851.
All of the birds being painted have been identified by the Audubon Society as being threatened by climate change. So the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. Because the artists have license to represent the birds in the ways that they want to, there is tremendous variation in the styles of painting. The murals range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular paintings covering the entire side of a building. This is a unique project that is thrilling to see!
More about this tour: In addition to seeing at least 30 murals, we will visit John James Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery