Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
27 June 2015
On 27 June 2015, Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk covering the VIC parking lot, 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 an overcast, cool morning. We saw or heard a total of 31 bird species. eBird Checklist
The walk allowed us to observe a number of species involved in caring for their young:
- We watched as a Chipping Sparrow fed its baby in the VIC parking lot.
- We observed an Eastern Phoebe nest at the VIC building and Blue-headed Vireo nest in a Balsam Fir on the Logger's Loop Trail.
- We also saw a newly-fledged Black-throated Blue Warbler on the Boreal Life Trail. The tiny bird was hiding on the ground near a log and calling for its mother. We were very relieved when the mother showed up with food for the baby.
We also had some very nice views of Cedar Waxwings at the VIC parking lot and later on Heron Marsh. Other highlights included views of a male Northern Parula and Blackburnian Warbler at the VIC parking lot and a male Common Yellowthroat, singing from its favorite perch on a Tamarack near the Jenkins Mountain Trail overlook, just off the Barnum Brook Trail. We also heard a Gray Jay near Barnum Bog.
|Birds Seen or Heard During the Walk|
|1||Great Blue Heron|
|2||Black-throated Blue Warbler|