Adirondack Wildflowers:  Clintonia blooming the Boreal Life Trail at the Paul Smiths VIC (15 June 2013)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
8 June 2013

Adirondack Habitats:  Boreal Life Trail boardwalk across Barnum Bog at the Paul Smiths VIC (8 June 2013) Adirondack Wildflowers:  Wild Sarsaparilla in bloom at the Paul Smiths VIC (8 June 2013) Adirondack Habitats:  Barnum Bog at the Paul Smiths VIC (8 June 2013) Birds of the Adirondacks: Yellow-rumped Warbler at the Paul Smiths VIC (8 June 2013) Adirondack Habitats:  Mixed hardwood/conifer forest on the Barnum Brook Trail (8 June 2013) Wildflowers of the Adirondacks: Lady Slipper in bloom at the Paul Smiths VIC (8 June 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 8 June 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. It was a cool, overcast day after several days of heavy rain. We saw or heard a total of 33 birds. Highlights of the walk included some good views of a Magnolia Warbler on the Barnum Brook Trail, some excellent views of a Blue-headed Vireo and a Yellow-rumped Warbler on the Boreal Life Trail, and good views of Palm Warblers on Barnum Bog.

In the parking lot and near the VIC building, we saw or heard the following birds:

Black-throated Green Warbler Ruffed Grouse
Nashville Warbler American Robin
Winter Wren Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler Ovenbird
Blue-headed Vireo  

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

Winter Wren Black-throated Green Warbler
Golden-crowned Kinglet Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee Magnolia Warbler
Northern Parula Ovenbird
Tree Swallow Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Blue Jay Black-throated Blue Warbler

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

Ovenbird Black-capped Chickadee
Black-throated Blue Warbler Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet Blue-headed Vireo
White-throated Sparrow Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Palm Warbler Alder Flycatcher
Swamp Sparrow Hermit Thrush
Yellow-rumped Warbler Blue Jay
Brown Creeper Common Raven
American Black Duck Nashville Warbler
Lincoln's Sparrow Common Grackle
Common Yellowthroat Chimney Swift
Common Loon Ovenbird

We also observed the following wildflowers in bloom:

Yellow Pond Lily Pink Lady's Slipper
Bunchberry Wild Sarsaparilla
Starflower Canada Mayflower
Labrador Tea Clintonia



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.