A Bird Walk Where the Wallkill Once Flowed - Saturday, April 30th from 7:30 - 9:30 AM

Great blue heron in the Nyquist- Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo by Steve Stanne

The signature feature of the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary is its oxbow – a former loop in the Wallkill’s course that was cut off from the river centuries ago. The old riverbed is now mostly marsh – habitat that attracts waterfowl, herons, rails, and other wetland birds. Join Steve Stanne in a search for wood ducks, great blue herons, swamp sparrows, and other birds unique to such habitats, as well as many other species that should be arriving here in late April. Steve Stanne began his four-decade career in environmental education as a high school student leading bird identification classes for adults. His list of birds seen in and adjacent to the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary totals 162 species. In 2009, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust accepted a conservation easement, ensuring this 56-acre open space remains protected forever.


Rain date May 1. Limited to 20 participants.

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