Boreal Life Trail at the Paul Smiths VIC (12 Decemer 2013)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Winter Owl Prowl
Friday, 28 March 2014

Birds of the Adirondack Mountains: Barred Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl. Photos by Larry Master.  Used by permission.Birds of the Adirondacks: Barred Owl, and Northern Saw-whet Owl.

Join Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister at 7:30 PM for a winter owl prowl. Participants will learn about the owls that make the Adirondack Mountains home in the winter. We'll discuss owl natural history, learn some call notes, and listen for them, too. We'll be listening for two species of owl: Barred Owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls.

Meet in the VIC parking lot. Participants will need snowshoes. Rentals are available for $5 at the VIC. Bring your headlamp or a flashlight. Please dress appropriately for being outdoors at night. $10/person, $5 for Friends of the VIC. Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Preregistration appreciated. Call the VIC at (518) 327-6241 for more information or email

Photos: Larry Master

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.