Helderberg Bird Conservation Area
Albany County Towns of Berne, Rensselaerville, and Knox.
Helderberg Bird Conservation Area consists of 6,594 acres of Partridge Run WMA and State Forest, Knox (Burke) WMA, and Cole Hill State Forest. It is an upland complex that includes hardwood and conifer (plantation) forests, young regenerating forests, old fields, shrub lands, reverting farmland, wooded swamp, shrub wetlands, and numerous ponds and wetlands.
Some of the species of interest include American Woodcock, Ruffed Grouse, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, Prairie Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, as well as a wide variety of forest warblers and songbirds, winter finches. Woodland raptors include Northern Goshawk (special concern).
Visitor facilities in the vicinity
- Knox visitor attractions and facilities
- Berne visitor attractions and facilities
- Rensselaerville visitor attractions and facilities
- Westerlo attractions and facilities
- Art Johnson, DEC Region 4 Wildlife Manager: 607-652-7367
- Peter Innes, DEC Region 4 Forestry Manager: 607-652-3613