Stanfordville - Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary


Buttercup Farm Sanctuary is located in the northeastern corner of Dutchess County just south of Pine Plains on Route 82. Over 500 acres in size, Buttercup is an area of diverse habitats with rolling, open grasslands, second growth and more mature woodlands, a former orchard and a marshy, flooded woodland. There are six miles of trails throughout the sanctuary. Over 80 species of birds are possible on a good May day. Of special interest are nesting Great Blue Herons, Wood Ducks, Bobolinks and other birds of the field. Both Golden-winged and Lawrence's Warblers are seen periodically. The sanctuary is relatively undeveloped.


Amie Ryan

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wonderful scenery.. amazing wildlife.

Christoph Marikovics

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Nice walk but we saw only one bird.

Heather Myers

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Well-marked trails in a scenic bird sanctuary

David Nakano

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
Great for snowshoeing when we get a lot of snow!

Richard Vogt Jr.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Really nice place for a relaxing walk.