Birds of the Adirondacks:  Mourning Warbler. Photo by Larry Master. www.masterimages.org  Used by permission.

Birding Festivals in the Adirondacks:
2016 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
Schedule of Events and Activities



This site is no longer being updated with current information on birding activities at the VIC. For current information on the events planned for the 2017 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, visit: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/vic/gabc/schedule/.


Great Adirondack Birding Celebration 2016
Tentative Schedule
Time Friday, 3 June Saturday, 4 June Sunday, 5 June
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM Coffee, muffins and fresh fruit in the SunSpace Gallery Coffee, muffins and fresh fruit in the SunSpace Gallery Coffee, muffins and fresh fruit in the SunSpace Gallery
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM Check In/Registration Check In/Registration Check In/Registration
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM   Field Trips

-- Beginning Birder Workshop ($30)
-- Bloomingdale Bog ($40)
-- Little Clear Pond for Loons ($40)
-- Madawaska Flow ($40)
-- Osgood Pond ($40)**
-- Spring Pond Bog ($40) --
-- Whiteface Mountain ($40)***
Field Trips

-- Beginning Birder Workshop ($30)
-- Bloomingdale Bog ($40)
-- Heaven Hill/John Brown/Henry's Woods ($40)
-- Madawaska Flow ($40)
-- Osgood Pond ($40)**
-- Spring Pond Bog ($40)
-- Whiteface Mountain ($40)***

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Birding Across the Adirondacks Field Trip ($75)*    
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Birding the Saint Lawrence Valley ($75)*    
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM -- Deck Sit (free)
-- Birds of a Feather Invitational Art Show and Sale in the VIC Great Room (free)
-- Deck Sit (free)
-- Birds of a Feather Invitational Art Show and Sale in the VIC Great Room (free)
-- Vendors in the Great Room (free)
-- Deck Sit (free)
-- Birds of a Feather Invitational Art Show and Sale in the VIC Great Room (free)
Noon – 2:00 PM   Catered lunch in the VIC the SunSpace Gallery (vegetarian options available, $12)  
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM   -- Birding by Ear Workshop ($20)
-- Birds of a Feather Invitational Art Show and Sale: Meet the Artists Reception (VIC Great Room, free)
 
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner on your own Dinner on your own
 
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM   Keynote lecture: Dr. Jeremy J. Kirchman – "The Adirondack Archipelago"  ($10 a la carte)  
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM   Dessert Reception and Raffle  


Discounts available for Friends of the VIC and Northern New York Audubon Members
To download registration forms, click here.

* The trip fee for the Birding Across the Adirondacks Field Trip and the Birding the Saint Lawrence Valley Field Trip Includes lunch and transportation by van.
** For the Osgood Pond trip, bring your own canoe or rent a tandem canoe for $15 per person.
*** An additional toll road fee of $10 and a signed NYS ORDA waiver also required on day of trip are also required.

There will be an additional 5% fee (to cover credit card transaction fees) for all credit card registrations for GABC. We accept VISA, MC, Discover or AMEX.

Thank you to Northern New York Audubon for their sponsorship!

Northern New York Audubon

Northern New York Audubon

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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.