Birds of the Adirondacks: Lincoln's Sparrow on Barnum Bog (5 July 2014)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
5 July 2014

Adirondack Wetlands:  Heron Marsh from the Barnum Brook Trail (5 July 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Lincoln's Sparrow on Barnum Bog (5 July 2014) Adirondack Wetlands: Boardwalk on the Boreal Life Trail (5 July 2014) Adirondack Wildflowers: Rose Pogonia on Barnum Bog (5 July 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks:  American Robin on her nest at the VIC building (5 July 2014)
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Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk Lincoln's Sparrow on 5 July. We covered the Heron Marsh Trail, the Boreal Life Trail, and the Loggers Loop 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, sunny morning. We saw or heard a total of 28 bird species. The highlight of the trip was a chance to observe a Lincoln's Sparrow on Barnum Bog. Often these birds are seen camouflaged near the ground, but this cooperative bird posed for us for several minutes in a nearby tree. We also saw a female Mallard with her seven ducklings and a muskrat on Heron Marsh.

Near the VIC building, we saw or heard the following birds:

American Robin (on her nest) Red-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee Chipping Sparrow

On the Heron Marsh Trail, we saw or heard the following birds:

Broad-winged Hawk American Black Duck
Great Blue Heron American Kestrel
Sharp-shinned Hawk Turkey Vulture
Wood Duck Red-winged Blackbird
American Bittern Belted Kingfisher
Common Yellowthroat Mallard
Black-throated Green Warbler  

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

Hermit Thrush Eastern Bluebird
American Kestrel Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler Lincoln's Sparrow
Nashville Warbler Winter Wren
Yellow-rumped Warbler Ovenbird
Red-eyed Vireo American Robin

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

Winter Wren Golden-crowned Kinglet
Magnolia Warbler Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-eyed Vireo Blue-headed Vireo

We also identified the following plants in bloom:

Grass Pink Cotton Grass
Pitcher Plant Dewdrop
Yellow Pond Lily Rose Pogonia

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.