Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to bring binoculars or other supplies?

You do not have to bring any birding equipment along to our events! We try to bring a few extra pairs of binoculars, but birding can also be enjoyed without any tools. However, you are very welcome to bring a camera, a field guide, or a pair of binoculars along if you would like!

Are your birding routes accessible?

We consider accessibility when it comes to organizing birding routes. Most events are held in public city parks that are easily located by subway and car, and the routes we take are usually relatively flat and paved. However, wind, rain, snow, and other elements can occasionally cause paths to become inaccessible. If you have any questions about the accessibility of a birding route, feel free to reach out to us through email or social media and we will be happy to answer any questions!

Can I bring my dog?

We ask that your pets stay home since not all birds and humans are comfortable in the presence of pets. We hope to organize a few special pet-friendly birding events in the future!

Do I need to sign up in order to attend?

In an effort to ensure adequate social distancing, we require sign-ups for some of our events. If an event you are interested in attending is full, reach out to us through email or social media and we will add you to a waitlist!

Can I come to an event even though I don't know much about birds?

Of course! Everyone is welcome to bird with us! We value collective knowledge and love to ask questions. We are all continually learning together. We welcome anyone with an interest along for the journey!

How can I stay in touch?

Follow us on Instagram @queerbirders and on Facebook at NYC Queer Birders! You can also email us at