Migrating Birds at John Burroughs Slabsides | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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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Migrating Birds at John Burroughs Slabsides


John Burroughs Nature Sanctaury
500 Burroughs Drive
West Park, NY 12493

41.799214 -73.972408

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 7, 2024, 9:00AM
Detailed Times/Hours After the Ramble, from Noon until 4:00 pm you are invited to tour John Burroughs' rustic 1895 cabin retreat "Slabsides," a National Historic Landmark and a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area of Special interest. Through works written there about nature, John Burroughs had a profound impact on the emerging conservation movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He inspired generations of readers to head out of doors and national leaders to preserve land and its wildlife.


Event 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. Organization Hosting the Event John Burroughs Association Phone Number 845-384-6556


Advance registration required.
September 5, 2024

Additional Information

Generally even terrain on well-developed trails, many with stone pathwaysand steps.
Additional Equipment Required: Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them, and water.

Event Duration (hours): 3
Difficulty: Moderate
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 12
Length (miles): 1
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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