Migrating Birds at John Burroughs' Slabsides
John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary at Slabsides
Burroughs Drive off Floyd Ackert
West Park, NY 12493
Region: Mid Hudson
DetailsEvent Type Walk/Hike Description Birds were the first love of literary naturalist John Burroughs when he was writing at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Then as now, the land surrounding his cabin Slabsides was abundant with bird life and at this time of year migrating songbirds en route to wintering grounds in South America are stopping off. Discover the richness of tree top bird life through sight and song with Mark DeDea, president of our sister organization, the John Burroughs Natural History Society. Beginning birders through advanced are welcome. Follow Path Through History signs. Meet on Burroughs Drive at Slabsides entrance. Sponsoring Organization John Burroughs Association
Additional InformationGenerally even terrain on well=developed trails, many with stone pathwaysand steps.
Activities: Tour John Burroughs' 1895 rustic cabin "Slabsides," a National Historic Landmark and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Site of Special Interest. Cabin open until 4:00pm.
Additional Equipment Required: Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them, and water.
Event Duration (hours): 3
Not suitable for children under age 10.
Length (miles): 1
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No