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RamsHorn - Livingston Sanctuary

Catskill, Greene Co.

Dock, eagle, and tower at RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary

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Bald eagle lovers will likely be rewarded as this majestic bird is frequently spotted soaring or perching at this sanctuary. Many other bird species, as well as beaver and other wildlife, frequent the area, attracted by the twice daily flooding of the nearby Hudson River, creating the largest tidal marsh in the northern reach of the estuary.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Raptors such as bald eagles
  • Field and forest birds, including Baltimore orioles, Virginia rails, yellow warblers, common yellowthroats, swamp sparrows, and red-winged blackbirds
  • Wading birds such as great blue herons
  • Woodcocks and many species of waterfowl
  • American shad and bass during spawning season in spring
  • Beavers and a variety of common field and forest mammals

Where to Watch

  • RamsHorn Creek
  • Tidal marsh
  • Hudson River
  • Successional fields
  • Upland forest

Recreational Opportunities

  • More than three and one-half miles of trails; all-terrain wheelchair accessible
  • Educational programs and badge programs for Scout organizations
  • Launch for hand-carried boats after one-half mile portage; access for fishing
  • Twenty-eight-foot wildlife observation tower
  • Interpretive trail signs and brochures
  • Leashed dogs allowed


450 acres (approx.)


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Contact Information

Address: DuBois Road, Catskill, NY 12414
Telephone: 518-678-3248
Website: RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: Larry Federman