Beginner Birder Workshop
29 July 2011
Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a beginner birder workshop on 29 July 2011. The walk was part of the Beginner Birder Workshops at the VIC. The walk began at 8:00 AM, when we met at the parking lot at the Paul Smith's College VIC. We started out on the Barnum Brook Trail, then cut over to the canoe launch on Barnum Bog. We then took the Boreal Life Trail to Barnum Pond and returned to the Heron Marsh overlook on the Barnum Brook Trail. It was a rainy, overcast day; and the birds were fairly quiet. The highlight was a nice view of the Great Blue Heron on Heron Marsh.
On the Barnum Brook Trail, we heard the following birds:
|American Goldfinch||Ruby-throated Hummingbird|
On the Hemlock Trail, we heard or saw the following birds:
|Black-throated Green Warbler|
At the canoe launch, we heard or saw the following birds:
|Northern Flicker||Black-Capped Chickadee|
|Brown Creeper||Magnolia Warbler|
In the woods of the Boreal Life Trail (up the hill from the overlook), we heard or saw the following birds.
|Hermit Thrush||Golden-crowned Kinglet|
On the overlook on the Barnum Brook Trail, we heard or saw the following birds:
|Great Blue Heron||Swamp Sparrow|
|American Black Duck||Red-winged Blackbird|