Adirondack Wildflowers:  Goldthread blooming on the Boreal Life Trail board walk at the Paul Smiths VIC (22 May 2013)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
22 May 2013

Adirondack Wildflowers:  Purple Trillium at the Paul Smiths VIC (22 May 2013) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Mallard on Barnum Brook from the Barnum Brook Trail at the Paul Smiths VIC (22 May 2013) Adirondack Wildflowers:  Bog Laurel in bloom on Barnum Bog from the Boreal Life Trail Boardwalk (22 May 2013) Adirondack Wetlands: Boreal Life Trail boardwalk at the Paul Smiths VIC (22 May 2013) Hobble Bush in bloom on the Barnum Brook Trail at the Paul Smith's VIC (22 May 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 22 May 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. We saw or heard a total of 38 different species. Highlights of the walk included some excellent views of several Palm Warblers on Barnum Bog. We also had some good views of a Black-throated Green Warbler and a Northern Parula.

We saw or heard the following birds:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Robin 5
Belted Kingfisher 2 Ovenbird 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Nashville Warbler 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1 Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Flicker 1 Northern Parula 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Blackburnian Warbler 3
Eastern Phoebe 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1 Palm Warbler 4
Red-eyed Vireo 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Blue Jay 3 Black-throated Green Warbler 2
American Crow 1 Magnolia Warbler 3
Barn Swallow 3 Chipping Sparrow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2 Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Red-Breasted Nuthatch 1 Swamp Sparrow 2
Winter Wren 2 White-throated Sparrow 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 Scarlet Tanager 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Red-winged Blackbird 3
Hermit Thrush 1 Purple Finch 2
Mallard 1 American Goldfinch 1

We also observed the following wildflowers in bloom:

Painted Trillium Purple Trillium
Bog Laurel Goldthread



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.