The Preserve is classified as an Audubon New York Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society, demonstrating that the environment supports a wide variety of birds as well as their occurrence in sufficient numbers. Birdwatchers and naturalists will be pleased to know that the Worm Eating Warbler and the Wood Thrush’s estimated number of breeding pairs is at, or above, the breeding number. This is significanct because these species have been in decline.