A Birder Call to Action: Please Help Save the West Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

One of the iconic views of the West Pond was seeing scads of waterfowl on the pond in the winter, with the legendary skyline of New York City in the background.

Photo © Don Riepe.

The West Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was once the only large freshwater habitat in the coastal ecosystem of New York City…until Hurricane Sandy came along in October 2012. Please read the following article by Leica Birding Team’s Doug Gochfeld to find out how you can help to restore it to its former, bird-filled glory.

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