Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration 2015

September 12, 2014 by  
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The The 13th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is scheduled for 5-7 June 2015, at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths, New York.

The event will feature field trips to boreal birding hot spots, informative lectures, and workshops. Field trips include: two all-day birding trips on Friday (Birding Across the Adirondacks and Birding the St. Lawrence Valley), plus a selection of half-day field trips on Saturday and Sunday (Bloomingdale Bog, Whiteface Mountain, Intervale Lowlands, Madawaska Flow, Birding by Ear at the VIC, Beginner Birder Workshop at the VIC, and Heaven Hill Farm/John Brown Homestead).

The keynote speaker is Chris Rimmer, conservation biologist and founding director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. He will speak on the conservation of the Bicknell’s Thrush, drawing on the findings of twenty years of research. Some of the boreal species that participants in the birding festival 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, including the Golden-winged Warbler.

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. The site includes significant glacial and geological features and provides scenic vistas of Saint Regis Mountain and Jenkins Mountain. The VIC property includes over 25 miles of trails, including 6 miles of interpretive trails.

For more information: http://www.gabc.info

Date: 5-7 June 2014
Venue: Paul Smiths College Visitor Interpretive Center
City: New York

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival 2014

September 10, 2014 by  
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The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has been running for more than two decades, presenting topnotch leaders and speakers, field trips, workshops and more. Don’t miss this family-fun event.

Field trip leaders include Steve Howell, Tom Johnson, Jon Dunn, Michael O’Brien, Kevin Karlson, Bill Clark, Sheri Williamson, Jeffrey Gordon …and the list doesn’t end there!For more information visit http://rgvbf.org/

Dates: 5-9 November 2014
Location: Harlingen, Texas

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