Morningside Park and Orange County locations

The dearth of shore birds in the county seems to be continuing. A lack of rain and intense northwest winds seems to have most birds overflying our area. This morning, our first fall juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs joined the Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers and Killdeer at Morningside Park.

Juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs

Juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs

After finishing at Morningside I decided to head to Orange County to see if I could find anything good in the shore bird locations. I covered the entire Wallkill River Valley from Six and a Half Station Road to Oil City Road. The results were nearly the same. I found the same 7 species we’ve been getting in Sullivan County. Water levels were extremely low in all locations and some were dried up completely. If we don’t get some rain soon, we may miss the rest of shore bird season.

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2 Responses to Morningside Park and Orange County locations

  1. John – We need some weather desperately! The 10 day forecast does not look encouraging either! I keep waking up at night thinking it must be raining…

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