Adirondack Foothills Birding Hike


June 1, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Pixley Falls State Park - Parking Area
CM34+86 , Booneville, New York, 13309

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Join our Central New York Chapter on a birding hike! The large and picturesque Pixley Falls State Park is on Rt 46, about 18 miles north of Rome, 6 miles southwest of Boonville. For two seasons, Chapter volunteers have been hard at work there building new woodland trail and renovating old trail. For this birding hike we will start near the front parking lot and caretaker’s cabin, listening for indigo buntings, yellow warblers, and phoebes. At the main trailhead (at the rear parking lot) we may be lucky enough to hear and even see a Louisiana waterthrush, and we’ll listen for tanagers, thrushes, and peewees. The walk along the creek (Lansing Kill) offers another chance at the Louisiana waterthrush, and cedar waxwings. Climbing uphill into mature forest we expect to hear winter wrens, both wood and hermit thrushes, veeries, warblers (including black-throated green and black-throated blue warblers), vireos, and tanagers. At the top of the “Zig Zag trail” we’ll stop to rest and listen before returning the way we came.

Distance: 2 miles

Duration: 3 hours

Rating: Moderate (out-and-back, uphill)

Meeting Place: Pixley Falls State Park front parking area

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