13th Annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
5 - 7 June 2015
The 13th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is scheduled for 5 - 7 June 2015, at the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths, New York. The event will feature field trips to boreal birding hot spots, informative lectures, and workshops. Field trips include: two all-day birding trips on Friday (Birding Across the Adirondacks and Birding the St. Lawrence Valley), plus a selection of half-day field trips on Saturday and Sunday (Bloomingdale Bog, Whiteface Mountain, Intervale Lowlands, Madawaska Flow, Birding by Ear at the VIC, Beginner Birder Workshop at the VIC, and Heaven Hill Farm/John Brown Homestead).
The keynote speaker is Chris Rimmer, conservation biologist and founding director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. He will speak on the conservation of the Bicknell’s Thrush, drawing on the findings of twenty years of research.
Some of the boreal species that participants in the birding festival hope to find include the Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell's Thrush and a variety of migrating warblers, including the Golden-winged Warbler.
The 3,000-acre Paul Smiths VIC contains every habitat type found in the Adirondack Park with the exception of alpine vegetation. Included on the property is a 60-acre marsh, five ponds, several brooks and swamps, bogs, fens, and varied forest types, most notably northern boreal forest. The site includes significant glacial and geological features and provides scenic vistas of Saint Regis Mountain and Jenkins Mountain. The VIC property includes over 25 miles of trails, including 6 miles of interpretive trails.
For more information: http://www.gabc.info
Point of contact: Brian McAllister, 518-327-6241, firstname.lastname@example.org