Paul Smiths VIC -- Adirondack Birding Center Bird Walk | Lily pads on Barnum Bog -- 10 June 2012

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
10 June 2012

Yellow Pond Lily at the Paul Smiths VIC Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) on the Boreal Life Trail at the Paul Smiths VIC Adirondack Wildflowers:  Buckbean on Barnum Bog at the Paul Smiths VIC Adirondack Wetlands: Boreal Life Trail boardwalk over Barnum Bog at the Paul Smiths VIC Adirondack Wildflowers:  Cotton Grass on Barnum Bog Sheep Laurel in bud on Barnum Bog at the Paul Smiths VIC
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Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk on the Heron Marsh Trail and the Boreal Life Trail on 10 June 2012. 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. We saw or heard a total of 32 birds. Highlights of the walk included some good views of a Magnolia Warbler near the parking lot -- as always, a birding hot spot, plus some nice views of a Palm Warbler. We also observed a Merlin harassing a Broad-winged Hawk over Barnum Bog and two White-tailed Deer in the water in Heron Marsh.

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

Purple Finch American Goldfinch
White-winged Crossbill Canada Goose
Magnolia Warbler American Robin
Chipping Sparrow Black-throated Blue Warbler
Winter Wren Blue-headed Vireo
Ovenbird Red-eyed Vireo
Golden-crowned Kinglet Black-throated Green Warbler


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

Red-eyed Vireo Black-capped Chickadee
Ovenbird Alder Flycatcher
Palm Warbler American Crow
Nashville Warbler Winter Wren
Red-shouldered Hawk Swamp Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brown Creeper Blue-headed Vireo
Black-throated Green Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler


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

Black-throated Green Warbler Ovenbird
Blackburnian Warbler American Robin
Nashville Warbler Palm Warbler
Song Sparrow Broad-winged Hawk
Red-Breasted Nuthatch White-throated Sparrow
Winter Wren Merlin
Black-capped Chickadee Hermit Thrush
Red-eyed Vireo Yellow-rumped Warbler


We also observed a number of wildflowers in bloom or in bud:

Buckbean Starflower
Bunchberry Labrador Tea
Sheep Laurel Wild Sarsaparilla
Canada Mayflower Pitcher Plant
Cotton Grass Yellow Pond Lily


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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.