Huyck Preserve/Myosotis Lake

Leader or Speaker: 
John Kent
Location of Event: 
Rensselaerville, NY
Date: 
September 1, 2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Location

New Scotland Town Hall
United States
42° 37' 52.0932" N, 73° 54' 28.4832" W

Saturday, September 1, HUYCK PRESERVE/MYOSOTIS LAKE (Albany County; morning)

Coordinator: John Kent 518-424-2234 jwkent [at] fastmail [dot] fm

We will walk the shore of Myosotis Lake looking for migrating warblers, vireos, kinglets, and flycatchers in the shrubby habitat of the Lake Trail. Bald Eagles, all three local falcon species, and several species of hawks have been seen on some of the past years' trips. Depending on the water level, the mudflats at the north end of the lake often host migrating shorebirds. It may be necessary to walk through some mud to get a view, so be prepared. From there we will continue through the woods to Lincoln Pond, where we will check for waterfowl and herons. The total walking distance is around 1.5 miles.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at New Scotland Town Hall on Route 85 for carpooling. Parking at Myosotis Lake is limited.