Birds of the Adirondacks: Lincoln's Sparrow on Barnum Bog (14 June 2014)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
14 June 2014

Birds of the Adirondacks: Ruby-throated Hummingbird by the VIC building (14 June 2014) Adirondack Wildflowers: Clintonia on the Boreal Life Trail (14 June 2014) Adirondack Wetlands: Boreal Life Trail boardwalk (14 June 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Lincoln's Sparrow on Barnum Bog (14 June 2014) Adirondack Shrubs: Labrador Tea on Barnum Bog (14 June 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Red-winged Blackbird on Heron Marsh (14 June 2014) Adirondack Habitats: Conifer/hardwood forest on the Barnum Brook Trail (14 June 2014 Adirondack Wildflowers: Pink Lady's Slipper on the Barnum Brook Trail (14 June 2014)
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On 14 June 2014, Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk on the Boreal Life Trail and the Barnum Brook Trail. The walk was part of the "TR" Birding Series. The walk began at 9:00 AM, when we met in the VIC building at the Paul Smith's College VIC. It was a cloudy, cool morning. We saw or heard a total of 30 bird species.  Highlights of the walk included excellent views of a Hermit Thrush on the Boreal Life Trail and a Lincoln's Sparrow on Barnum Bog.

In and around the VIC parking lot, we saw or heard the following birds:

Black-throated Green Warbler Ovenbird
Black-capped Chickadee Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler American Robin
Northern Parula Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-eyed Vireo Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Cedar Waxwing
Magnolia Warbler Chipping Sparrow

On the Boreal Life Trail, we saw or heard the following birds:

Northern Parula Ovenbird
Blackburnian Warbler Black-capped Chickadee
Hermit Thrush White-throated Sparrow
Nashville Warbler Common Raven
Purple Finch Northern Flicker
Lincoln's Sparrow Magnolia Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo Black-throated Green Warbler
Winter Wren Golden-crowned Kinglet
Black-throated Blue Warbler  

On the Barnum Brook Trail, we saw or heard the following birds:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hermit Thrush
Turkey Vulture Red-winged Blackbird
Swamp Sparrow Common Yellowthroat
Wood Duck Red-eyed Vireo
Alder Flycatcher  

We also observed the following shrubs and wildflowers in bloom or bud:

Clintonia Buckbean
Bunchberry Wild Sarsaparilla
Cotton Grass Pitcher Plant
Canada Mayflower Labrador Tea
Pink Lady's Slipper Yellow Pond Lily
Blue Flag Iris Twinflower


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.