a Different Kind of Birding!
just what you've wished for. Birds that won't fly away, no matter
how long you look at them.
can be found in Pawling, at the Akin Free Library. In the basement
of the Library is the Olive Gunnison Natural History Museum, which
includes about 200 mounted birds.
There is a case of about 40 birds collected in
the Millerton area. Those are the only local ones.
rest of the birds are from all over.
I found the case with the Ivory-billed, Pileated, and Three-toed
Woodpeckers especially interesting.
is also an extensive egg and nest collection.
These mounts are quite old and some show their
age. But most are in remarkably good shape.
Currently the library and museum are open 2-4pm Thursday thru
Sunday from mid-May thru mid-October. I'd suggest calling 855-5099
to check before you go. When the library is closed, a tape tells
you the hours.
To get to the library, take Quaker Hill Road (CR 67) east from
Route. 22 in Pawling. Follow it until it ends at CR 66, Mizzentop
Road. Turn right. The library is the stone building down the road
on your left.
Over Dutchess, August