Audubon Murals

Audubon Project 575 W. 155th StThe Swallow-tailed Kite located at 575 West 155th Street

Across Broadway, facing the Audubon Terrace complex, beyond a gas station, is a nondescript apartment house that has its Broadway façade painted top to bottom with birds Swallow-tailed Kite (and others), by Lunar New Year. This lucky gas station, on its north end, has another mural, Fish Crow, by Hitnes. The murals are part of the Audubon Murals project co-sponsored by the Audubon Society and a local art gallery to promote awareness of bird species nearing extinction.

The ongoing project asks artists to paint one or more endangered birds on the sides of cooperating buildings or storefront security gates. Most of these paintings are in the adjoining neighborhood of Hamilton Heights, but another great one can found be close to the Morris-Jumel Mansion on West 163rd Street between Amsterdam and Edgecombe Avenues—Tri-Colored Heron by Iena Cruz.