November 24, 2021

Birdwatching in Croton Point, New York

I am always in awe of the many wild birds that live and fly around my Bedford, New York farm and its surrounding areas - from the majestic hawks to the more diminutive hummingbirds searching for nectar in my gardens.

Earlier this month, on a beautiful Saturday morning, I joined a special birdwatching expedition offered by the Bedford Garden Club - "Naturalist Series - Raptors and Eagles." Our guide was Tait Johansson, Naturalist-in-Residence at the Bedford Audubon Society. The walk took us through parts of the 504-acre Croton Point Park, the largest peninsula on the Hudson River. This area attracts bald eagles, hawks, owls, waterfowl, and depending on the season, provides habitat for sparrows, American Pipits, Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and many others. As a lover of birds and conservation, I was delighted to go and learn more about our avian friends.

Enjoy these photos.


And here is a short video of our group listening to the sounds of a Northern Cardinal and a White-throated Sparrow.