Cherry Plain State Park

Leader or Speaker: 
Phil Whitney
Location of Event: 
Meet at Hannaford, Route 43, West Sand Lake
Date: 
June 3, 2017 - 7:00am - 12:00pm

Coordinator: Phil Whitney 477-9050 prmlwhitney59 [at] nycap [dot] rr [dot] com

Cherry Plain State Park is situated on the Rensselaer Plateau of the Capital District. The relatively high elevation, cool climate and a variety of forested and wetland habitats make this a good area for northern species. Nesting species include Least Flycatcher, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Common Raven, Broad-winged Hawk, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Black-and-White and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Veery, Hermit Thrush and Winter Wren also nest here.

Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Hannaford parking lot on the right side of Route 43 just past the intersection of Route 150 in West Sand Lake to carpool to the park.