While it’s a challenge to find wildlife viewing areas that do not allow hunting, Wildlife Watch encourages our
members to visit them. Here’s one you may not know about close to home for many of our readers:
CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK
This 1,520 acre Long Island, NY, park is described as having woodlands, rocky shores, salt marshes and a freshwater pond and is host to more than 200 species of birds.
Wildlife to Watch: If you visit the park in summer you’ll get to see great and snowy egrets, tree swallows,
frogs and nearly 60 species of butterflies. You also may glimpse fiddler and horseshoe crabs, as well as diamondbacked terrapins. Red-tailed hawks, red foxes, eastern gray squirrels and white-tailed deer are yearround
residents. During winter, watch common loons in Long Island Sound and ducks at the freshwater pond.
Ownership: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Size: 1,520 acres Closest Town: Halesite