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Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk

  • When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Where: Paul Smith’s VIC, Paul Smiths
  • Cost: $10
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Outdoor

During the spring of 2013, Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister is leading a series of bird walks at the Paul Smiths VIC. Participants are 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 meet at the VIC building at 9:00 AM on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays in May and June. $10/person. For more information, call the Paul Smith's College VIC at (518) 327-6241. Bird walks are scheduled for the following dates:

• Saturday, 4 May
• Wednesday 8 May
• Saturday, 18 May
• Wednesday, 22 May
• Saturday, 8 June
• Saturday, 15 June
• Saturday, 29 June

Designated an Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy, the 3,000-acre Paul Smith’s College VIC property contains every habitat type found in the Adirondack Park with the exception of alpine vegetation. Included on the property is a 60-acre marsh, five ponds, several brooks and swamps, bogs, fens, and varied forest types, most notably northern boreal forest. The 14-mile trail system traverses a variety of habitats with extensive boardwalks through wetland ecosystems. Common sightings at the Paul Smiths VIC include: Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Great Blue Heron, American Bittern, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Black-backed Woodpecker. Warblers include (Yellow) Palm Warbler, Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Nashville Warbler. Other sightings may include Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, and Wilson’s Snipe, Broad-winged Hawk, Hooded Merganser, and Ring-necked Duck.

Paul Smith's College VIC,
8023 State Route 30,
Paul Smiths, New York 12970

For more information: http://www.adirondackvic.org/Teddy-Roosevelt-Birding-Series.html

Point of contact: Brian McAllister, 518-327-6241, bmcallister@paulsmiths.edu

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