Locations in the SAAS
These birding spots are all within the Southern Adirondack Audubon's
locale of Warren, Washington,
and Saratoga Counties in northern New York State. Site write-ups
include a description, directions, and pictures.
& the SGF Beach Bikeway Extension
This area includes a
mile (one-way) trail in South Glens Falls along the Hudson River
including mixed woods, riverfront, wetland, and beach.
Meadow Brook Nature Trail
follows an abandoned railway through open marsh, wet meadow, and
forested wetland habitats in the Town of Saratoga.
This complex includes a one mile nature trail, a pond open to motorless
boats, and a marsh overlook structure in the Town of Greenwich,
Washington County. There is open
water, emergent marsh, wooded swamp, shrub wetlands, forests, old
fields, grasslands, and shrubland.
River frontage and a network of land trails in varied habitats will
assure a variety of species in most every season.
Grasslands of Washington County
vast open grassland and agricultural complex, comprised entirely of
private land, is visited in winter for raptors and in summer for
grassland breeding birds.
Hudson Crossing Park
park located in Schuylerville offers a system of trails, a picnic area,
and access to both the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River.
Diverse habitats of riverfront, open fields, and wooded trails
support a wide array of bird species.
The Towpath Road in the Town of Kingsbury
Four miles of varied habitat that offers great birding in any season
Lake George Land Conservancy has an interesting report of
a bird study completed to document the bird population at four
sites on the east side of Lake George. This will support
land conservation efforts. There is also a link to their
Birds of the Lake George Watershed" brochure.
Link to them here
SAAS is fortunate to have several Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and Bird
Conservation Areas (BCAs) within the chapter boundaries.
Learn more about IBAs and BCAs here.
Courtesy of Tom Williams
Although compiled for the Capital region, this
calendar will help you understand which species are found
locally year-round, which are migrants, and when you can expect to see
them. Thanks, Tom, for creating this great resource!
Nestbox plans for American Kestrel can be found here,
and dimensions for other species here.
Cornell's website, All About Birds,
has a wealth of information about attracting birds to your yard and
You Asked for It!
The list of bird species found within our chapter area grows each
season. Recent additions include a Chuck-will's-widow in Queensbury and
a Yellow-crowned Night-heron on the Towpath Rd. in Kingsbury.
Will you be the next to add to the list?
Check out the complete species
290 and Counting!
you find those winter
raptors troublesome to identify, try
this page to help sort them out! Photos courtesy of
Gordie Ellmers and descriptions of flight behavior will aid in helping
you learn to identify even the most difficult ones.
Read about our chapter's
116th Christmas Bird Count is History!
This PDF file
earliest date for eggs, unfledged juveniles, and fledglings
for over 175 breeding bird species
of our area.
If you have trouble identifying those raptors as they migrate overhead,
"Guide to Hawks Seen in North America" will be a great reference for
you. You can download and print it here.