Birds of the Adirondacks: Red-breasted Nuthatch (17 May 2014)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
17 May 2014

Adirondack Wetlands: Barnum Bog from the Boreal Life Trail boardwalk (17 May 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks: Palm Warbler on Barnum Bog (17 May 2014) Adirondack Shrubs:  Leatherleaf on Barnum Bog (17  May 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Lincoln's Sparrow on Barnum Bog (17 May 2014) Adirondack Shrubs: Bog Rosemary on Barnum Bog (17 May 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks: Red-breasted Nuthatch near the VIC building (17 May 2014) Adirondack Shrubs: Hobblebush on the Barnum Brook Trail (17 May 2014 Adirondack Wildflowers: Painted Trillium on the Boreal Life Trail (17 May 2014)
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On 17 May 2014, Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk on the Loggers Loop Trail, 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 cool, partly sunny day. We saw or heard a total of 27 bird species.  Highlights of the walk included a view of four Great Blue Herons flying over Heron Marsh and some excellent views of many other birds, including a Hermit Thrush, Nashville Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow, and Yellow-rumped Warbler from the Boreal Life Trail. We also had good views of a male Blackburnian Warbler in breeding plumage, a Magnolia Warbler, and a Black-throated Green Warbler on the Loggers Loop Trail.

On the Loggers Loop Trail, we saw or heard the following birds:

Magnolia Warbler Ovenbird
American Crow Black-throated Green Warbler
Purple Finch Blue Jay
Northern Parula Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-capped Chickadee Blackburnian Warbler
Red-breasted Nuthatch Golden-crowned Kinglet

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

Purple Finch Black-capped Chickadee
Winter Wren Black-throated Blue Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo Nashville Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Blue-headed Vireo Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch White-throated Sparrow
Hermit Thrush Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow Yellow-rumped Warbler

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

Great Blue Heron Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ruffed Grouse Purple Finch
Swamp Sparrow Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch Red-winged Blackbird

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

Painted Trillium Hobblebush
Purple Trillium Clintonia
Leatherleaf Trout Lily
Bog Rosemary Serviceberry


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.