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Hudson Valley Section of the NYS Birding Trail is Live!



World-class birding opportunities across the state

Hudson Valley Section of the NYS Birding Trail is Live

Birding is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy! From Montauk to Buffalo, New York is home to a vast array of amazing habitat that supports over 450 different bird species. Birding, or birdwatching, is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreational activities that can be enjoyed by all ages and experiences, plus it's a great way to get outdoors.

The New York State Birding Trail highlights world-class birding opportunities across the state. The trail provides information on places anyone can go to find birds amid beautiful settings. The trail is not a physically connected or built trail, but a network of promoted birding locations that can be accessed by car or public transportation and providing an inclusive experience for all.


The NYS Birding Trail is one step closer to completion with the opening of the Hudson Valley segment. This segment includes 39 locations throughout Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Westchester counties, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers to enjoy. We invite you to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to experience birds firsthand by taking the time to visit one of the sites on the birding trail.

From important Bird Conservation Areas, including Hudson Highlands Park and Rockefeller State Park Preserve, to the tidal swamps and marshes at Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area, or the Mount Peter Hawk Watch that provides a scenic overlook for raptor watching, the Hudson Valley provides unique landscapes and habitats for birding along the Hudson River and beyond.


Find the map, birding resources, and more on ibirdny.org.



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