Let's Go Birding Together on Governors Island Birds & Bees Tour (6/15) (Free)

06/15/2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM ET


  • Free


Celebrate Pride every Saturday this month on Governors Island! Let's Go Birding Together (LGBT) events are especially welcome to those in the queer community, but allies, families, and friends are also greatly encouraged to join!


Join NYC Bird Alliance (formerly NYC Audubon) and The Bee Conservancy for a special tour highlighting the birds and bees around Governors Island, including the Urban Farm. Since 2018, The Bee Conservancy has established a Bee Santuary on Governors Island, complete with native flower beds, honey bee hives, and native bee homes. In additiion to bees, nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on Governors Island, which provides excellent habitat all year round.


The tour will meet on Governors Island in front of the NEW location of our seasonal environmental center: Colonels Row House 405B. No registration required. Free. Binoculars are available to borrow. 


Accessibility and Directions: 

The Governors Island ferry is free on weekends before noon, but if you plan to arrive in the afternoon, you will need to purchase ferry tickets. Governors Island contains a variety of terrain, from hilly, grassy areas to paved and cobble stone paths. The latter can be difficult to walk on with strollers, for example. Public restrooms are located a short distance away from the Nolan Park House.



Photo: A Yellowjacket and Ruby-throated Hummingbird hover face to face. Credit: Laura Zamfiresccu.

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