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Birding celebration scheduled at Paul Smiths VIC

— The 11th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is scheduled for May 31 - June 2 at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths. The event features field trips to boreal birding hot spots, informative lectures, workshops, a raffle, social hours and more.

Some of the boreal species that participants in the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration hope to find include the Black-backed Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, Bicknell’s Thrush, and a variety of migrating warblers.

The 3,000-acre Paul Smiths VIC 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.

Festival Hours will be: Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Saturday June 1 from 6 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 2 from 6 until 11:30 a.m.

Preregistration is required. Registration opens May 1. Call 327-6241 or email Brian McAllister (bmcallister@paulsmiths.edu) for information.

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