Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
A New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society
Serving the communities of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry,
Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Yonkers

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Bashakill Marsh

The Bashakill in Sullivan County is the largest freshwater marsh in the area. It is home to Virginia Rail, Sora, and both Least and American Bittern. These marsh birds and many other can be heard at dawn on Haven Road and in many other spots in spring and summer. Whip-poor-wills can be heard at night nearby. Both Willow and Alder Flycatchers breed here and this is the spot to listen and learn their songs. Osprey and Bald Eagle nest. Other common sought after birds include swamp Sparrow, Least Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Cerulean Warbler, and Golden-winged Warbler,


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