Adirondack Wetlands:  Labrador Tea blooming on Barnum Bog from the Boreal Life Trail board walk at the Paul Smiths VIC (15 June 2013)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
15 June 2013

Adirondack Habitats:  Barnum Pond at the Paul Smiths VIC (15 June 2013) Adirondack Ferns:  Cinnamon Fern near Barnum Bog at the Paul Smiths VIC (15 June 2013) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Hairy Woodpecker near the Paul Smiths VIC Building (15 June 2013) Wildflowers of the Adirondacks: Pitcher Plant in bloom on Barnum Bog at the Paul Smiths VIC (15 June 2013) Adirondack Wetlands:  Barnum Brook near the Jenkins Mountain Trail at the Paul Smiths VIC (15 June 2013) Mushrooms of the Adirondacks: Mushroom (Ganoderma tsugae) on the Boreal Life Trail (15 June 2013) Adirondack Wildflowers:  Yellow Pond Lily on Barnum Brook from the Boreal Life Trail boardwalk (15 June 2013)
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Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk on the Boreal Life Trail and the Barnum Brook Trail on 15 June 2013. 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 lovely late spring day with plenty of sunshine. We saw or heard a total of 25 birds. Highlights of the walk included some good views of a Palm Warbler on Barnum Bog, a Hairy Woodpecker near the VIC Building, and a Blue-headed Vireo and Ruby-throated Hummingbird in the VIC parking lot.

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

Red-Breasted Nuthatch Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-rumped Warbler American Robin
Winter Wren Northern Parula
Northern Flicker Ovenbird
Blue Jay American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Blue-headed Vireo Hairy Woodpecker

On the Jenkins Mountain Trail,we saw or heard the following birds:

Brown Creeper Black-capped Chickadee
Blue-headed Vireo Winter Wren
Red-Breasted Nuthatch Red-eyed Vireo
White-throated Sparrow Blackburnian Warbler
Ovenbird Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Parula Olive-sided Flycatcher

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

Ovenbird Black-capped Chickadee
Black-throated Blue Warbler Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet Northern Parula
White-throated Sparrow Magnolia Warbler
Palm Warbler Alder Flycatcher
Swamp Sparrow Turkey Vulture
Cedar Waxwing  

We also observed the following wildflowers in bloom:

Pitcher Plant Cotton Grass
Bunchberry Yellow Pond Lily
Starflower Canada Mayflower
Labrador Tea Clintonia



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.