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Moreau Lake Bird Conservation Area

The Moreau Lake BCA is within Moreau Lake State Park. The Hudson River divides the Park into a northern portion in Warren County owned by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and managed by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and a southern portion in Saratoga County owned and administered by OPRHP. The site is also within Audubon's Moreau Lake Forest Important Bird Area. Hemlock-northern hardwood forest with associated beech-maple dominates the BCA. Much of the terrain is steep and rocky. There are about seven miles of shoreline along the Hudson River.

Moreau Lake BCA is a stopover site for Neotropical migratory songbirds, especially forest dwelling migrants during both spring and fall migrations. The site supports a diversity of birds associated with upland forest. It is also a significant wintering site for the state and federally threatened bald eagle; it regularly supports state threatened pied-billed grebe (possible breeder), northern harrier (spring and fall migration), and state species of special concern Cooper's hawk (possible breeder) and red-shouldered hawk (probable breeder).

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