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Southern Adirondack
Audubon Society

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Inc.
is a chapter of National Audubon serving
Warren, Washington, northern Saratoga and southern Hamilton counties of New York State.

Our June Program
Thursday, June 20
7:00 pm

Unveiling the Secret Lives
of Adirondack Nesting Loons
Lake Pleasant Library
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Dr. Nina Schoch will present
“Unveiling the Secret Lives of Nesting Adirondack Loons” on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Public Library in Speculator.

The presentation provides information about loon behavior and natural history, an overview of the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation (ACLC) and discussion of their nest camera study.

Turtles-Programs

Our July Program
Wednesday, July 24
7:00 pm LIVE!

Adirondack Turtles
Lake Pleasant Library
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Wildlife rehabilitator Debbie Philp will present “Adirondack Turtles” on Wednesday July 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Pleasant Library.
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The program will offer a glimpse into the lives of freshwater turtles and their unique history and anatomy. Philp will bring “ambassador turtles” from the Adirondacks and beyond. She’ll talk about why turtles are disappearing and how to ensure turtles are around for generations to come.

Philp is a N.Y.S. licensed wildlife rehabilitator and the founder of Dancing Turtle Rescue, a small nonprofit dedicated to saving native freshwater turtles and their wetland habitats. Philp is a certified master herpetologist and brings a strong background in natural history to her public education programs.

She shares her home with rescued pets including 15 turtles, a lizard, a snake, and two frogs, in addition to her licensed educational ambassadors and any injured native turtles in care. Philp is a member of North Country Wild Care, a network of wildlife rehabilitators in northeastern New York, and is currently serving as president.

BirdTalk
SAAS is now sponsoring Bird Talk! on 102.7 WEQX!

Bird Talk! is a 5-minute long bird spotlight show, which hits home with our motto, “Conservation Through Education.” You can listen to Joy, WEQX’s resident birder & gardener, every week for great music, and fun facts on the featured bird of the week every Thursday at 11:30am!

Bird Talk Recordings

March 28, 2024: Killdeer

March 14, 2024: Merlin

February 29, 2024: Great-Horned Owl

February 15, 2024: Tufted Titmouse

February 1, 2024: Golden-crowned Kinglet

January 18, 2024: Black-capped Chickadee

December 7, 2023: Brown Creeper

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society (SAAS) is a certified local chapter of the National Audubon Society and incorporated in 1984 as a not-for-profit organization in New York.

  • SAAS represents ~600 member households in Warren, Washington, northern Saratoga and southern Hamilton counties in New York State.
  • SAAS’s primary goal is to protect the environment by preserving natural habitats and promoting environmental education.
  • Contact a board member to learn how you can volunteer with us in our local conservation and education work.

Beginning Birder
Workshops!

Join SAAS board members Mark Silo and John Loz as they present two Beginner Birding Workshops this spring:

  • Saturday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. at Greenwich Free Library, Greenwich, Washington County.
  • Thursday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. at Galway Public Library, Galway, Saratoga County.

More details
on Programs page

NEW! Bird Friendly
Property Checklist!

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society is now offering an online Bird Friendly Property Checklist! Take our short quiz to find out how bird friendly your property is and how you can make it even better. After taking the quiz, you may also order one of the above signs to show off your effort.

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society is now offering an online Bird Friendly Property Checklist! Take our short quiz to find out how bird friendly your property is and how you can make it even better. After taking the quiz, you may also order one of the above signs to show off your effort.

Videos of Past Programs

Effects of Climate Change on Montane Birds of the Northeast, Jason Hill, Ph.D.
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Female Birds and the Mothers of Ornithology, Bridget Butler
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More Past Programs