We're a multi-disciplinary design effort to encourage human-nature interaction, plant and animal biodiversity, and highlight the diverse ecosystem potential of the of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.
SOME OF OUR BIRD HABITATS

Songbird Home

can be used by:

Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis)

- state bird of New York
- eat small bugs like mosquitoes, gnats, and flies
- numbers have been declining.
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Birds of Prey Home

can be used by:

American Kestrels (Falco sparverius)

- smallest falcon in North America.
- historically strong population in NYC, but recent declines have scientists baffled.

Eastern Screech Owls (Megascops asio)

Bat Home

can be used by:

Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus)

- eat mosquitoes, gnats, wasps, and other bugs.
- they have a stable population, but they are susceptible to pesticide poisoning and habitat destruction.


Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus)
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We can be reached at: CanalNestColony@gmail.com
for any comments, questions, inquiries.

Additionally,

Feel free to contact our partner organization, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy: