Artist Nicolas Holiber is building wooden sculptures of 12 birds to place in the Broadway median next April, hoping to raise awareness of climate change.
Holiber is putting together the project with the city Parks Department, the Broadway Mall Association, the NYC Audobon and Gitler &_______ Gallery.
“Why are these birds important? Because they come from a group identified in the National Audubon Society Birds & Climate Change Report, which revealed that 314 species—nearly half of all North American birds—will be imperiled over the coming decades due to shifting and contracting habitat zones as a result of global warming. Each sculpture will be accompanied by information on that specific bird, the threats it faces, and what concerned viewers can do to help.”
Holiber is raising money to help finish the project. His Kickstarter aims to raise $30,000, and was at $22,091 as of Sunday. It ends on Wednesday.
The Birds on Broadway website is here.