Governors Island

Governors Island

NYC Audubon Naturalist Gabriel Willow leads a bird walk from the steps of our Nolan Park house on Governors Island. Photo: NYC Audubon
NYC Audubon has a seasonal island home, right off the coast of Manhattan! NYC Audubon occupies a residency at Nolan Park #17 on Governors Island, a 172-acre island in New York Harbor that now has over 200 species listed on eBird. Our nature center features plenty of information about bird conservation, as well as a book nook and craft room for kids, bird-inspired art exhibits, and open artist studios. Sit on our porch and watch our bird feeder, or borrow a pair of binoculars for free and strike out on your own. Be sure to check back here for more information about upcoming programs on the island, including free guided bird walks and craft workshops.
 

Special Notice: 

Unfortunately, due to social distancing restrictions, we were not able to open our nature center for the 2020 season. Subscribe to our eGret Enewsletter at the bottom of this page to stay on top of the latest updates regarding our residency on Governors Island. 

Kids made bird costumes with Ibex Puppetry during our 2019 season on Governors Island. Photo: Ibex Puppetry
Kids made bird costumes with Ibex Puppetry during our 2019 season on Governors Island. Photo: Ibex Puppetry
Our nature center features engaging displays on birds and conservation. Photo: NYC Audubon
Our nature center features engaging displays on birds and conservation. Photo: NYC Audubon
Naturalist Gabriel Willow demonstrates how to use eBird during a free walk in Nolan Park, 2018. Photo: NYC Audubon
Naturalist Gabriel Willow demonstrates how to use eBird during a free walk in Nolan Park, 2018. Photo: NYC Audubon