Birds on Governors Island
NPS Photo Credit - Edward Lorenzini
Governors Island National Monument is an excellent place for birders. In addition to the traditional "backyard birds," you may be treated to a sighting of a red-tail hawk, killdeer, kestrel or barn owl.
National Park VIP (Volunteer-In-Park) Annie Barry provided detailed journal accounts of her on-island birding expeditions. Click on the links below to begin your "virtual" birding experience.
Did You Know?
At the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Henry Hunt commanded the artillery that poured down shot and shell on the Confederate soldiers in Pickett's Charge. From 1844 to 1845 he was a 2nd lieutenant at Fort Columbus on Governors Island recruiting soldiers for the 2nd Artillery Regiment.