Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, in Cross River, is the largest park in the Westchester County Parks system.
It's a mixture of streams, woodland and open fields. Bluebirds can be common here and the park offers good birding even in the middle of summer due to large list of breeding birds. They include: Cooper's and Goshawks, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-throated , Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos, Brown Creeper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 14 species of warblers including Black-throated Green, Worm-eating and Pine Warblers.
It's also the best place for butterflies in the NY area.
Directions: From Interstate 684, (or the northern terminus of the Saw Mill River Parkway) exit for Cross River / Katonah, Route 35 and turn East onto Route 35 for 4 miles to NY Route 121. Turn right on NY 121; the reservatio entrance is 0.1 mile ahead on the left.
A species list and trail map is available. Steep parking fee charged.
Birds of Westchester County
For more information on the park check out Westchester County Park's Web Site
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