Guided Bird Walk | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

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The 2024 Hudson River Valley Ramble will occur on August 31st and every day in September. Event leaders will be able to submit events in Spring. If you have questions about hosting an event for the Ramble, please email ramble@hudsongreenway.ny.gov.

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Guided Bird Walk

Location

Otter Creek Preserve
838 Taylors Lane
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

40.946733 -73.718868

County: Westchester
Region: Lower Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 22, 2024, 8:00AM

Details

Event Type Walk/Hike Description Come walk with WLT's Vice President of Conservation! The vibrant mix of coastal waters, marsh, wooded wetlands and uplands, vernal pool, and edge habitats, makes Otter Creek Preserve reserve an important site for migratory birds, marine life, insects, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and mammals. The preserve offers significant passive recreation opportunities as it has a forested upland trail approximately three-quarters of a mile in length adjacent to the wetland. There is a seasonally active osprey nesting platform. The viewshed afforded from being nestled along the Mamaroneck coastline attracts birdwatchers (more than 100 species of birds have been recorded here), wildlife lovers, photographers, and botanists. Parking Information: Otter Creek Preserve is located on Taylors Lane in Mamaroneck. Turn onto Taylors Lane from Boston Post Road and go 0.5 miles, past the ‘Private Road’ sign. Near the end of Taylors Lane, the preserve is visible on the right side of the road. Parking is on the right along the split rail fence. Organization Hosting the Event Westchester Land Trust Phone Number 9142346992x17

Registration

Advance registration required.
Please register by September 20th to Michelle Dellorusso at michelle@westchesterlandtrust.org or call 914-234-6992x.17

Additional Information

The vibrant mix of coastal waters, marsh, wooded wetlands and uplands, vernal pool, and edge habitats, makes Otter Creek Preserve reserve an important site for migratory birds, marine life, insects, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and mammals. The preserve offers significant passive recreation opportunities as it has a forested upland trail approximately three-quarters of a mile in length adjacent to the wetland. There is a seasonally active osprey nesting platform. The viewshed afforded by being nestled along the Mamaroneck coastline attracts birdwatchers (more than 100 species of birds have been recorded here), wildlife lovers, photographers, and botanists.
Additional Equipment Required: Wear tall rain boots if rain is forecasted. Dress for wet walking conditions, wear mosquito repellant, and bring binoculars.

Difficulty: Easy
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: All ages
Length (miles): 1.5
Boots Needed: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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