New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the launch of the NYS Birding Trail to highlight world-class birding opportunities across the state. Birding or birdwatching is one of the fastest-growing recreation and tourism activities and requires little to no experience or equipment to get started.
The New York State Birding Trail provides information on places anyone can go to find birds amid beautiful natural settings across the state. 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 that provide an inclusive experience for all.
New York City is the first region to be announced, with future announcements expected over the next year.
Learn about other places to watch wildlife near you and some of DEC’s watchable wildlife tips.
Photo of couple sight seeing with binoculars in the forest courtesy DEC.