Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
The 11th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration (GABC) is scheduled for May 31 - June 1, 2013 at the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths.
The 2013 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration will feature birding trips, lectures, workshops, and the popular Teddy Roosevelt Birding Challenge. Registration opens for trips/programs on May 1, 2012. Call (518) 327-6241. In the meantime, stop by the Paul Smith's College VIC for hands-on Adirondack birding throughout the year. Our naturalists can help you find the Adirondack birds on your list.
Registration, check-in, and events will be coming soon! For more information Call (518) 327-6241.
Some of the boreal species that birders will seek include the Black-backed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, Bicknell's Thrush and a variety of migrating warblers. See the list of birds tallied during the 2011 GABC here (pdf 21K).
The Paul Smith's College 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. The 14-mile trail system traverses a variety of habitats with extensive boardwalks through wetland ecosystems.
Paul Smith's College VIC summer trails map click here (pdf 106k).
For more information about the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, contact the Paul Smith's College VIC at (518) 327-6241.
The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration (GABC) is sponsored by Audubon New York, The Northern New York Audubon Society, Franklin County Tourism, Adirondack Park Institute and the Adirondack Birding Center at Paul Smith's VIC.