Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
20 June 2015
On 20 June 2015, Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk on the Heron Marsh Trail, the VIC building area, the Barnum Brook Trail, the Logger's Loop Trail, and the Boreal Life 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 sunny, cool morning – good birding weather. We saw or heard a total of 38 bird species. eBird Checklist
Highlights of the walk included some nice views of a pair of Rusty Blackbirds on the Barnum Brook Trail. This bird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining species. Over the last four decades, the population has plunged an estimated 85-99 percent. In addition, we had some extended views of a Northern Parula in an Eastern White Pine on the edge of Monarch Meadow, near the VIC building. We also saw a mink (Mustela vison) with two kits.
|Birds Seen or Heard During the Walk|
|2||Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|2||Black-throated Green Warbler|