Created in 1885, Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the United States. While you may be drawn here by the immense power and beauty of the thundering cataracts, don't overlook the park's surprising diversity of birdlife. The falls are a magnet for huge flocks of gulls. Looking down from the edge of Niagara Gorge in autumn or winter, the air above the turbulent waters is at times white with wheeling and diving gulls.
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Website: Niagara Falls State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo credits: John Rozell, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, DEC
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