Spring Birding Hike Near Sheds, NY


May 18, 2024    
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Type

Join our Central New York Chapter on a birding hike! The trailhead parking area on Dugway Road (Rte 60) is 2.5 miles NE of Sheds, on the right. From there we will hike slowly south, alongside a hemlock-rimmed creek, stopping to listen for waterthrushes, warblers and winter wrens. As we slowly ascend the hill, we’ll listen for deep-woods birds (e.g. thrushes, warblers, vireos, tanagers). Near the top, entering an area where the DEC performed a heavy-density cut a few years ago, we’ll see and hear more warblers, flycatchers, and sparrows. From there we’ll hike east over to Peterson Hollow Rd and out to Dugway Road, listening for more deep-woods warblers. After surveying the beaver pond and outlet near Dugway Road for waterfowl, flycatchers and more warblers, we’ll head downhill on Dugway to return to the vehicles. Please contact hike leader for exact meeting/parking location.

Distance: 2 miles

Duration: 3 hours

Rating: Easy-to-moderate loop

Meeting Place: Dugway Road parking area

Coordinator and Leader: Steve Kinne (315) 882-3684