BOS Photo Albums

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ADK Travel Trip 2018

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This was our second trip to the Adirondack Mountains in search of boreal species. The trip concentrated on boreal birds on the first two days and we spent the last two searching for grassland and other specialty species in the St. Lawrence Valley. We hired the intrepid guide, Joan Collins, again for two of our focused days of birding.

Joan took us up Whiteface Mountain again for exclusive views of Bicknell's Thrush - plus a surprise flyover of Red Crossbills. Several Pine Siskins made appearances as well as several warblers and the scenic view was enhanced by the many musical Winter Wrens and White-throated Sparrows.

After Whiteface Mountain, Joan took us through Boreal habitat in a couple of locations, once again enjoying the tame Gray (Canada) Jays and catching much better views this year of the Boreal Chickadee.

On Day 4, Joan took us to a Henslow's Sparrow spot that contained at least five of these speciality sparrows. Grasshopper Sparrows were there as well. At Three Mile Bay, we enjoyed pretty much all the herons, Black Terns, and more. Our quest for the Golden-winged Warbler came up empty, but we had singing Prairie Warbler and some neat looks at a porcupine Joe Fell found.

Some birding highlights included: Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Bicknell's Thrush, both species of crossbills, Lincoln's Sparrow, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Prairie Warbler, and Black Tern.

Many thanks to Alec Humann and Joan Collins for their great leadership and efforts to put this trip together!