Miscellaneous Sites

Cooper’s Hawk, from “The hawks and owls of the United States in their relation to agriculture” (1893), Cornell University Library

Brown’s Pond, New Windsor: This 0.3 acre pond can be viewed from several locations on Mount Airy Road; a map is available here.

Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point (Cornwall Bay), New Windsor: Route 9N, just north of Sportsplex. More information is available here (eBird hotspot).

Lesser Black-backed Gull egg, from “Coloured illustrations of British birds, and their eggs” (1842), Biodiversity Heritage Library

I-84 overlook, Port Jervis: Take I-84W to Port Jervis, exit the highway, and then get back on heading east; the overlook is the first parking area.

Fancher Davidge Park, Middletown: 130 Lake Avenue in Middletown.

Red-headed Woodpecker, from “Bird neighbors” (1904)

Iona Island, Bear Mountain State Park: A large tidal wetland along the Hudson River. More information is available here.

Wallkill Valley Cemetery: The cemetery is on Route 52 approximately 1.5 miles east of the village of Walden.

D & H Canal Park, Cuddebackville: The D&H Canal Park is a 249-acre park that is home to the Neversink Valley Museum. The park is at 58 Hoag Road (off Route 209).

Red-eyed Vireo, from “The American natural history: a foundation of useful knowledge of the higher animals of North America” (1914)

Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis: More information, including directions, is available here (eBird hotspot).

Rio Reservoir: Information and directions are available here.

Frank Masterson Memorial Recreation Area, Newburgh: The Frank Masterson Memorial Recreation Area is on Lockwood Basin, the outlet of Washington Lake on Little Britain Road.

Black-crowned Night Heron, from “Hunting and fishing in Florida, including a key to the water birds known to occur in the state” (1896), Library of Congress

Walmart beaver pond, Newburgh: The pond can be viewed from the northwest corner of the Newburgh Walmart parking lot, near the automotive department (eBird hotspot).

Galeville Park, Town of Shawangunk: On Long Lane in the Town of Shawangunk. From the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, turn right on Hoagerburgh Road, and then right on Long Lane; the park will be on the right.

Northern Shrike, from New York State Museum , “Annual Report” (1902), Biodiversity Heritage Library