Saranac Lake High School Pond

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Best during spring and fall migration, this site is a shallow depression that fills with pickerel weed as the season progresses. After ice-out, the pond attracts American Black Duck and other waterfowl. Park on the main road to walk the school drive in order to scan for puddle ducks and shorebirds like Solitary Sandpiper or Short-billed Dowitcher. Pectoral Sandpiper has also been found in fall. Walk up the grass along the inlet to see if Swamp Sparrow or any migrants have stopped at the alder thickets. Killdeer and sometimes American Pipit stop briefly as early migrants at the grassy area. The nearby forested area has Black-throated Green Warbler and Blackburnian Warbler, and Northern Parula is a possibility.

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