Wildlife of the Hudson Valley

Eastern Bluebird

I’ve come across a wide variety of wildlife locally, and I thought it would be a great service to help fellow Hudson Valley residents and visitors to put together a picture filled guide to our area.

My guide features hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, reptiles, mammals, and more.  This is not a definitive guide, as it is only what I have personally seen and photographed within the Hudson Valley.  I will continue to add more as I find more.  Click the photos to reveal each gallery!


Blackbirds, Bobolinks, Grackles, Mimics, & Orioles Buntings, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Starlings, Tanagers,& Waxwings Chickadees, Doves, Flycatchers, Pigeons, & Titmice
Cormorants, Gulls, Herons, Rails, & Shorebirds Crows, Cuckoos, Jays, Kingfishers, & Thrushes Ducks, Gallinaceous Birds, Geese, Swans
Gnatcatchers, Hummingbirds, Kinglets,Swallows, & Wrens Owls, Raptors & Vultures Sparrows & Finches

Vireos & Warblers

Woodpeckers, Creepers & Nuthatches

Butterflies & Moths



guide13Reptiles & Amphibians