Birds of the Adirondacks:  Mallard on Heron Marsh at the Paul Smiths VIC (8 AUgust 2012)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
1-3 June 2012

The 2012 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration featured internationally acclaimed birder and photographer, Richard Crossley, birding trips, lectures, workshops and the popular Teddy Roosevelt Birding Challenge. Registration opened for trips/programs on 1 May 2012. Call (518) 327-6241.

Birds of the Adirondacks:  Ducks on Heron MarshBirds of the Adirondacks: Ducks on Heron Marsh

Check-in and registration packet pick up began at 9 AM through 5 PM on Friday, 1 June at the Paul Smith's College VIC building. Friday's events included an all-day field trip exploring the bird life of the Lake Champlain Valley followed by a dessert reception and an Owl Prowl beginning at 9 PM. Saturday was filled with exciting field trips and informative events throughout the day. For a full schedule of events at the three-day event, click here.

The keynote address at 7 PM Saturday, 2 June, was given in the VIC Theater by Richard Crossley, internationally acclaimed birder and photographer and author of The Crossley ID Guide - Eastern Birds. Crossley discussed his birding field guides and highlight the thoughts behind the revolutionary series. Following the presentation, there was a reception and drawing for bird-related items. $10 per person for those not attending the birding celebration.

Some of the boreal species that GABC participants hoped to find include the Black-backed Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, Bicknell's Thrush and a variety of migrating warblers.

The event was jointly sponsored by the Northern New York Audubon Society, the Adirondack Park Institute, Paul Smith's College, Wild Birds Unlimited, White Pine Camp, Bookman Design, Mac's Canoe Livery, and the Adirondack Birding Center at the Paul Smiths VIC.


Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.