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Best place for breeding wood warblers in NY? (1 Viewer)

kuzeycem

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I just came to New York 2 days ago and would like to see aome breeding wood warblers. I have heard of sterling foeest but there seems to be ticks and mosquitos and diseases there. Any safer place? Thanks.
 

etudiant

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I just came to New York 2 days ago and would like to see aome breeding wood warblers. I have heard of sterling foeest but there seems to be ticks and mosquitos and diseases there. Any safer place? Thanks.

Maybe get in touch with Joe Guinta of Happy Warblers
( http://www.happywarblers.com/contactus.html )
or Birder Bob
( http://www.birdingbob.com/mail_contact.html )

These are long time guides in the area who know their turf and can help you find your target birds.
Do note that by this time, the breeding season is almost over, so that finding nesting birds is unlikely.
Separately, despite the publicity, Sterling Forest is perfectly fine as a place to visit, the walks are on gravel paths, the ticks can be managed with minimal care (tuck your pants into your socks and spray the area with some insect repellent) and our mosquitos don't yet carry dengue or chikungunya.
 

kuzeycem

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I am afraid of Lyme and West Nile. I have contacted a guide named Bill Elrick. We are thinking about Garret Mountain.
 

etudiant

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I am afraid of Lyme and West Nile. I have contacted a guide named Bill Elrick. We are thinking about Garret Mountain.

Lyme is a hazard, but you are not vulnerable to ticks unless you go through tall grass or brush terrain. If really concerned, go to some place such as REI for this:
http://www.rei.com/product/800105/sea-to-summit-insect-shield-bug-pants-and-socks

West Nile is pretty much disappeared from the landscape, at least the public perception has. I assume that if there were an issue still, it would have been reported. New York state had about 20 cases last year, with the risk elevated for immunodeficient individuals only.
 

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