• 1905 Photograph of Sagamore Hill

    Sagamore Hill

    National Historic Site New York

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  • Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed.

    Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed. The Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum, and the park grounds are open. More »

  • Possible Limited Trail Access (7/22 - 7/24)

    Improvements being made to Sagamore Hill's nature trail may result in the closure of portions of the trail between July 22nd and July 24th. When arriving at the site, please check in at the Visitor Center for more information.

Birding for Beginners at Sagamore Hill on Sunday June 10

Red-Winged Blackbird female

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News Release Date: June 2, 2012

Not sure how to tell a blue jay from a bluebird? A swift from a swallow? Leave the
tweets on your smartphone and come listen to the real twitters of birds. On
Sunday, June 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. novice birders can
join a naturalist on a leisurely hike along the trails of Sagamore Hill in
Oyster Bay. Theodore Roosevelt had a lifelong interest in birds and nature; we
will look for some of the same kinds of birds that he identified - and maybe a
few that he never saw!

Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:30 am. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes for a
moderate hike along steep woodland paths. Bring binoculars and a field guide if
you have them, and learn the basics of birding.

Did You Know?

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Alice Lee and Theodore Roosevelt were married on his 22 nd birthday, October 27, 1880. They took their honeymoon in Europe the following summer, where Roosevelt included climbing Switzerland’s most famous Alpine peak—the Matterhorn, almost 15,000 feet tall—in his adventures.