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Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

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Birds galore

We visit this old airport, now grassland, from time to time to watch birds. Don’t forget to take... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
Rick F

Nature at it's best beautiful and quiet nature at its purest untouched lots of grasshoppers good... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Chris G
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20 Jan 2019
“Birds galore”
6 Nov 2018
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill, NY 12589-3439
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

We visit this old airport, now grassland, from time to time to watch birds. Don’t forget to take binoculars. A great place to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rick F
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Nature at it's best beautiful and quiet nature at its purest untouched lots of grasshoppers good place to relax and enjoy our beautiful countryside

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris G
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank suzukitravel
Reviewed 12 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!

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 274grantm
Reviewed 8 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank millbrook2012
Reviewed 14 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!

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank MitchellK502
Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Rajeev D
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