NYS Bird Trail at Moreau Lake

The New York State Birding Trail highlights world-class birding opportunities across the state. The trail provides information on places anyone can go to find birds amid beautiful settings. The trail is not a physically connected or built trail, but a network of promoted birding locations that can be accessed by car or public transportation and providing an inclusive experience for all.

And guess what?? Moreau Lake State Park is part of the statewide Bird Trail System!

NYS Birding Trail Locations

Moreau Lake State Park is a designated Bird Conservation Area, (BCA), based upon it’s Migratory Concentration Site status. The purpose of the Bird Conservation Area Program on state-owned lands and waters is to “safeguard and enhance populations of wild birds native to New York State and the habitats therein that birds are dependent upon for breeding, migration, shelter, and sustenance.”

Here are some valuable links to help you get started birding from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Clements Checklist of Birds of the World

eBird

MERLIN Bird ID

NYS Ornithological Association – Checklist of NYS Birds

The New York State Bird Conservation Area Program was established in 1997 to safeguard and enhance bird populations and their habitats on state lands and waters. The goal of the Bird Conservation Area (BCA) Program is to integrate bird conservation interests into agency planning, management and research projects, within the context of agency missions.

Below is a map of the area at Moreau. During the appropriate seasons, you may find  migratory birds throughout the park. Several years ago, the Friends build a bird blind at Mud Pond. Take the Nature Trail hike and stop at the bird blind to observe the variety of species on their way or coming back!.

DOWNLOAD a map of the MLSP BCA