Birding Outside of Westchester County
Doodletown Rd, Rockland County
This is where everyone goes to find their Hooded and Cerulean Warblers for the year. This area host many breeders and migrants. Best time is in May and very early June.
Its an uphill walk from the parking areas, but you should start to see and hear birds almost immediately. Make sure you bring something to drink if its warm. If you want the best looks at Cerulean visit in early May when they are more likely to be down lower. As the height of the breeding season nears the males will be singing high in the trees and you may only see the bottom of them. Occasionally Golden-wing and Kentucky Warblers breed here. Other common birds include American Redstart, Blue-wing Warbler, Scarlet Tanager and indigo Bunting. Check the streams for Louisiana Waterthrush. The upper reaches of the trails hold Worm-eating and Chestnut-sided Warblers. Check the skies for both Turkey and Black Vulture along with Common Raven.
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