Birding in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having a Grand Reopening and Rubber Duckie Festival on Sunday July 29th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
View the visitor's guide online
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf
The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.
In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.