Schodack Island State Park

Leader or Speaker: 
Naomi Lloyd
Location of Event: 
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Date: 
May 20, 2018 - 7:30am - 12:00pm

Location

Schodack Island State Park
United States
42° 29' 55.7664" N, 73° 46' 34.068" W

Sunday, May 20, SCHODACK ISLAND STATE PARK (Rensselaer County; morning)

Coordinator: Naomi Lloyd 518-596-5964 naomi_kestrel [at] yahoo [dot] com

Schodack Island State Park sits along the eastern shore of the Hudson River just south of Castleton-on-Hudson. Approximately seven miles of Hudson River and Schodack Creek shoreline bound the 1,052-acre site. A portion of the park shelters a Bird Conservation Area (BCA) that is home to Cerulean Warblers, and a Great Blue Heron rookery. Resident songbirds are plentiful.
Previous Club trips have seen about 50 species, including a dozen or more warbler species. Keep your windows open as you drive the park entrance road- it is a very “birdy” stretch. Depending upon where the Cerulean Warblers are nesting, we will walk about 3-4 miles along level paths.

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Schodack Island State Park main parking lot at its south end. There is no admission fee before 8:00 a.m.