Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area

Friends of the IBA’s Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area is a premier destination for viewing wintering hawks and owls! 
Short-eared owls, Snowy owls and Rough-legged hawks are often seen; Red-tailed hawks hunt the fields year round.  Spring brings the return of American kestrels, Eastern meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Eastern bluebirds and several of the grassland sparrows, as well as many common species such as Northern mockingbirds, Tree swallows and Common Yellowthroat.



Amenities:  handicapped accessible parking area and viewing blind

Site is accessed from the East side of County Route 42 in the Town of Fort Edward.  The blind is sited atop a knoll on 14 acres owned by FIBA. It overlooks hundreds of acres of surrounding fields, with picturesque views of the hills to the east. Open sunrise to sunset; Please Stay in Viewing Area. NO PETS. NO SMOKING

We owe a special debt of gratitude to Gerald and Joanne Loftus for donating the land to FIBA!

Friends of the IBA/ FIBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust dedicated to conserving critical habitat across New York State for endangered threatened and rapidly declining grassland birds. We work closely with NYS DEC to acquire and permanently protect critical habitat.