Friends of the IBA’s Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area offers premier bird viewing year-round. This site is a known “hot-spot” for wintering raptors such as Short-eared owls, Snowy owls and Rough-legged hawks. Northern harriers and Red-tailed hawks hunt the fields year-round.
Look for grassland songbirds such as Bobolinks, Eastern meadowlarks and Savannah sparrows during the breeding season from May to August. American kestrels nest nearby and can be seen much of the year. All of these birds depend on the Washington County Grasslands for their survival.
The handicapped accessible viewing area is located at 160 County Route 42 in the Town of Fort Edward.
Special thanks to Gerald and Joanne Loftus and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust!
Friends of the IBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust working to conserve critical habitat for New York State’s endangered, threatened and at risk grassland birds.