This is just a quick post to share two of the latest birds that made it onto my year list after a quick run to Doodletown and to Mine Road on Saturday morning. The Orange County / Rockland County border by the Hudson River, where Bear Mountain State Park, Harriman State Park, and the United States Military Academy all come together has the best variety of woodland breeding birds to be found within an hour of New York City. How good? Well, the two birds below kind of speak for themselves…

Cerulean Warbler at Doodletown

Kentucky Warbler along Mine Road

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.