New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that works for the protection of wild birds and habitat in the five boroughs, improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
For 40 years, New York City Audubon has championed nature in the City’s five boroughs through a combination of engaging and entertaining programs and innovative conservation campaigns. Through these efforts, we protect the more than 300 species of birds living in the 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands of New York City.
Explore the birds of Governors Island with NYC Audubon! Guests can stop by their porch to start their own self-guided bird tour of the island, learn about the city’s birds and habitats, or simply watch the bird feeder. Avian-inspired artists will be at work all season long, influenced by the island and the city’s amazing birds. Bird walks and nature-themed workshops may be scheduled on select weekends throughout the season.
Nature Stories on the Grass
Saturdays, 11 – 11:30am & 4 – 4:30pm
Stop by for a story or two on the lawn next to Nolan Park #17. We’ll read an eclectic array of tales featuring all kinds of creatures and critters. This outdoor storytime is appropriate for all ages. No registration required. No limit. Free
Binoculars for Beginners
Saturdays, 1 – 2pm
Never used binoculars before? Sometimes it’s not as easy as it seems! Meet us on the porch to borrow a free pair and get a crash course in binocular basics. After a little practice, you and your new skills will be all ready to join our free bird walk at 2pm. No registration required. No limit. Free
Governors Island Bird Walks
Saturdays, 2 – 3:30pm
Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of our expert guides! Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Reserve your spot by signing up at Nolan Park Building 17. Limited to 10. Free