Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center -- St Regis Mountain from the Boreal Life Trail

Adirondack Birding:
Teddy Roosevelt Birding Series
July 2011

Paul Smiths Visitor Center:  Ferns and White Birch near the VIC parking lot -- A birding hot spot at the VICFerns and White Birch near the Paul Smiths VIC parking lot: a birding hot spot at the VIC

The Paul Smith's College VIC hosted a series of bird walks led by Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister. Participants were challenged to see and hear many of the bird species identified by a young Teddy Roosevelt in his research while visiting Paul Smiths in the 1870s. Birders met at the VIC at 8:00 AM on the following dates:

Individual sessions cost $20 per person. A season pass was available for $100. Gift certificates were also available. Detailed trip reports from selected bird walks are provided below:


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.