• ADDRESS: Uplands Farm Sanctuary, Lawrence Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
  • PHONE: (631) 367-3225
  • REGION: North Shore / Heritage Trail

Uplands Farm Sanctuary

This property was a dairy farm until 1961. It is comprised of fields, ash and oak hedgerows, upland woods, and farm buildings that now serves as the headquarters of the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. The best time to bird watch here is at the break of dawn of a late spring morning. The Sanctuary is open at dawn, and it is one of the few locations that a birder can hear a “dawn chorus” when so many different birds are singing they form a single beautiful song or chorus. This is a sound that is once heard is hard to forget. Look for Bluebirds, hermit Thrushes, Eastern Kingbirds, Yellow Warblers, Tree and Barn Swallows, Blue-winged Warblers, American Goldfinches, Eastern Towhee, Wood Thrush, Eastern Wood-Pewee, House Wren, Veery, White and Red-eyed Vireo, Black-and -White Warbler, Bobolink can be seen in May while migrating through the area. Directions: From Route 25A in Huntington travel west to the fork in the road, bear left to Lawrence Hill Road.