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Southern Adirondack Audubon Society

Protecting the environment through the preservation of natural habitats
 and the advancement of environmental education

Birding the Hudson River
Building Bluebird Houses
Learning about
                invasive plants

Whether it's birding the Hudson River, building bluebird nestboxes, or learning about native plants, our members always enjoy the fellowship and fun of our field trips and workshops.  Check the schedule below for something that interests you and join the fun!

Field Trip & Local Natural History Events Calendar
Please take time to familiarize yourself with the SAAS Field Trip Guidelines

Rusty Blackbird
.Saturday, April 21 – 8 am – Bog Meadow Trail, Saratoga Springs

Join Rich Speidel in search of spring birds and waterfowl on the Bog Meadow trail, which includes an extensive boardwalk system through wetland communities: open marsh, wet meadow and forested wetland. Additional information on the Bog Meadow Trail is available here.
Group size is limited, so call Rich to register: 518-623-2587.
Rain date is Sunday, April 22.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Tuesday,  April 24  - 6:30 pm – Betar Byway Walking Path
South Glens Falls Historical Park, 30 First St. , South Glens Falls

Join CDPHP and Southern Adirondack Audubon for an evening Spring Migration Bird Walk through a beautiful natural setting along the Hudson River searching for early migrants.  All levels of fitness and birding skills welcome.  Please dress for the weather.
Meet at the gazebo.

Black-throated Green Warblr
Thursday,  May 10  - 9 am - Saratoga National Historic Park and Battlefield,  Saratoga

Join leader Linda White walking the Wilkinson’s Trail through wooded areas and grasslands in search of warblers, woodpeckers, and thrushes.
Meet by flagpole in visitor center parking lot off SR 32.

Saturday, May 19 – 8 am - Five Combines Feeder Canal Park, Hudson Falls

We will walk the bike trail for about 2 miles along Five Combines and Feeder Canal.  The habitat ranges from field edges to wetland areas to stands of tall hardwood trees and should provide for great birding.  Meet at the Five Combines Feeder Canal parking lot off Burgoyne Avenue. 

Directions: From Northway Exit 17 turn north on Rt. 9, travel about one mile to Rt. 197 (Reynolds Rd.), turn right and travel five miles into Ft. Edward.  Turn left onto Rt. 4, drive one-half mile, then take a right turn on Maple Avenue just past Ft. Edward Elementary School.  Bear left onto Burgoyne Avenue and travel about one and one-half  miles to the parking lot, just past Jones Avenue, on the right.

Saturday, May 19 - 9 am – noon. - Wildflower Walk in Skidmore Woods, Saratoga

Led by Jackie Donnelly.  Rich woods and rare plants in Saratoga County.
Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor) and other regional rare plants thrive in this limestone-underlined woodland that also burgeons with spring ephemerals like Yellow Lady's Slipper, Canada Violet, Trilliums, Trout Lily, and both species of Blue Cohosh (Caulophylum giganteum and C. thalictroides) growing side-by-side. This is an easy hike on preserve trails.

We will meet at the end of North Broadway, after the paved street has become a rutted dirt road.
Space is limited.  To reserve a space, send an email with contact information (name, address, email and best phone) to jackie0542@gmail.com  or phone 518-584-6346.

Northern Harrier
Saturday, May 19  & Sunday, May 20  Winter Raptor Fest

Sponsored by Friends of the Washington County Grasslands IBA. The festival will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
For a schedule of events see the Friends website here