Come to Hudson Crossing Park for a variety of bird sightings
Lindsey Duval, a volunteer/member of Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, shared a list of 54
sightings she and a fellow birder compiled.
She says "I start at the Lock, walk on the trail to the west of the playground, end up at the tip by the dam,
and come back around the other side of the playground, passing the bridge and the "A Shady Retreat"
sign. I've been finding Hudson Crossing to be quite the spot for birding. The Island has even been a
migration spot for the Rusty Blackbird, an uncommon species in this area!"
Lindsey adds: "There was also a likely Snow Goose flyover from the Hudson River earlier this spring, so
it may be possible to find them in the water by the Island at some point."
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
These images are from
All About Birds web site.
Double-crested Cormorant (they love the old
Pileated Woodpecker (spotted by the
Yellow-throated Vireo (a harder-to-find
species of vireo; was in the trees at the tip
of the Island by the dam)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (a
harder-to-find swallow species; there are
many in the summer, and they love flying in
Eastern Bluebird (spotted a pair using the
newer box by the parking lot!)
Rusty Blackbird (the most uncommon
species found at Hudson Crossing;
they are found by the port-a-potty on
the Island during migration)
Here is the list of sitings made at and around Hudson Crossing Park.