blauvelt state park and tackamack town park
Birding is never exceptional at this location, but woodland species may be seen year round.
This site is actually a complex of three parks: Blauvelt State Park, Clausland Mountain County Park, and Tackamack Town Park. Additional, two other parks, Shuyler Town Park and Buttermilk Falls County Park, abut the properties. Blauvelt State Park (536 acres) is an undeveloped State Park with numerous hiking trails and several small ponds. Recent housing projects in the area have been encroaching on southeastern portion of the park. "Blauvelt " is Dutch for "Blue Field" or "Blue Grassland". The State Park is best known for Camp Bluefields, a military training camp, and its abandoned rifle range.
Check the pine groves for yellow-bellied sapsucker and red-breasted nuthatch.