Newburgh Waterfront

Newburgh, New York

Great Black-backed Gull, from “The birds of America; from drawings made in the United States and their territories” (1840), Biodiversity Heritage Library

 

In the winter, the Newburgh waterfront (NYS e-Bird hotspot) is a great place to see waterfowl and eagles and to search for Orange County rarities among the thousands of gulls that congregate on the river in the late afternoon. Bring a scope, or a friend who has one!

 

While you’re in the area, head a few miles south to Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point or across the Newburgh–Beacon Bridge to Dennings Point State Park for different views of the river and its birds.