6 ½ Station Road Sanctuary

Green-winged Teal, from “Birds that hunt, and are hunted” (1905), Library of Congress

Goshen, New York

The 62-acre marshland sanctuary at 6 ½ Station Road in Goshen, New York, was purchased by the Orange County Audubon Society in 1981 and is bounded on the south side by the Heritage Trail.

More than 200 species of birds have been observed at 6 1/2 Station Road (eBird hotspot). The sanctuary has a nice mix of waterfowl and shorebirds, as well as swallows, warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, hawks, and Marsh Wrens, and you can see Virginia Rail and Sora (if you’re lucky).