Bird Viewing Area

Bird Viewing Area
Much like the birds that visit our bird feeding area, many visitors "flock" to Hartwick Pines to enjoy the diversity and abundance of birds that reside in our forests. In the Visitor Center we keep a running list of the birds that have been spotted at Hartwick Pines. For those folks who do not want to walk our trails, the window feeders at the bird feeding area give you the opportunity to observe from the comfort of the air-conditioned Visitor Center. A small pond with a trickling waterfall attracts birds all year round.

During the spring, migrating birds can be seen drinking or taking a refreshing bath in this pond. Follow us on Twitter to see the most recent updates on what's happening at our bird feeding area at www.twitter.com/hartwickpinessp. Come and enjoy the playful antics of the black-capped chickadees, observe a male scarlet tanager taking a bath (generally 3 p.m. during the summer) and add the ever-present evening grosbeak to your life list (feel free to call ahead to make sure they're at the feeders that day).