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Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

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Nice place to walk, appears to be an excellent place for bird watching

I walk here occasionally and each time see bird watchers who seem to be the most regular visitors... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
suzukitravel
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Wallkill, New York
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February - Raptors and bluebirds

Birding trip. Visited at 8 am on a February morning, and walked some of the trail. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Nancy_tog
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Bayside, New York
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3 Mar 2018
“Nice place to walk, appears to be an excellent place for bird watching”
12 Feb 2018
“February - Raptors and bluebirds”
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Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill, NY 12589
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I walk here occasionally and each time see bird watchers who seem to be the most regular visitors here. They have a decent sized parking lot and keep the paths mowed. As always check for ticks after visiting a with any outdoor pursuit these days

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Birding trip. Visited at 8 am on a February morning, and walked some of the trail. Lots of Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Harriers (including Gray Ghosts) and a couple of Short-eared Owls. Ravens, Eastern Bluebirds. Check the feeder on the way in. Has a comfort station!

Thank Nancy_tog
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Easy hike to see birds. Flat and well kept. Even a well kept rest room! Viewed our first Northern Harrier on first visit. Amazing, will return.

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Bring your binoculars or spotting scope to view many bird species that nest exclusively in grassland ecosystems. Bobolinks, grasshopper sparrows, meadowlarks and upland sandpipers are easily seen in June while endangered short eared owls are present in the winter. Quiet, peaceful place.

Thank millbrook2012
Reviewed 15 October 2015

If you're into bird watching, this is a place that can't be missed. Known for Harriers, field birds and more, a wonderful, quiet place to wander and see what you kick up!

Thank SpicyCEO
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I usually go during the winter or colder weather. I have better luck than. My trip this morning yielded only a few bird sightings and several deer sightings. At 7 AM the sunrise was beautiful and the air crisp. I could hear birds in the...More

Thank Mitchell K
Reviewed 23 August 2015

A place mostly for bird watching. It is best to go early in the morning but we went a bit later. So we did not get to see any interesting birds. They have built a brand new observation deck. Could smell the fresh cut wood....More

Thank Rajeev D
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