Adirondack Birding Festivals
Spring birding events in the Adirondacks offer the chance to view rare species of boreal birds up-close, and the opportunity to attend scheduled lectures and symposiums featuring world-renowned birding specialists.
The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
Visit the Saranac Lake Region to attend the annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, which takes place at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center a few miles outside of Saranac Lake, NY. Learn from local birding experts and naturalists as they take you on a journey through a variety of birding habitats guaranteed to help grow your birding life list. The area is rich with boreal birds, such as Boreal Chickadees, Grey Jays, Bicknell's Thrush, and Black-Backed Woodpeckers to name a few. Catch an early morning chorus surrounded by the beauty of the Adirondack forest, or venture out after dark on an Owl Prowl for Barred and Saw-whet Owls. It's a birding experience you won't forget! Each year, the region hosts world-renowned speakers, workshops, walks, hikes, and the popular Teddy Roosevelt Birding Challenge.
The Adirondack Birding Festival
Join experienced guides in the Adirondack Experience region for canoe trips, hiking excursions, and lectures hosted throughout Hamilton County during the annual Adirondack Birding Festival.
Workshops and exhibits on bird photography, birds of prey, loons, the Mountain Birdwatch Program, and Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of New York State will provide participants with valuable background about regional habitats and local Adirondack bird species. Sit in on seminars about owl rehabilitation and rescue, or expand your learning beyond birds and join a moose tracking excursion in hopes of obtaining some great photos. When the sun sets and the moon rises, embrace the nighttime and take part in owl and coyote calling trips.
Adirondack birding festivals are co-sponsored by Northern New York Audubon.