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Southern Adirondack Audubon Society

Protecting the environment through the preservation of natural habitats
and the advancement of environmental education
Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Serving over 500 members in Warren, Washington, northern Saratoga and southern Hamilton counties of New York State

Coming Up!Field trip
"1st Saturday Bird Walk"

January 5 - 8am
Details here


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Jan 23 - 7pm

"Sprucing Up the Adirondacks:
Managing the Spruce Grouse, One of New York's Rarest Birds"

  Details on our
Program Page

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White-throated Sparrow by
                          Gordie Ellmers
You can be an important part of the
119th Christmas Bird Count!

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Area birders will follow specific routes in an established 15-mile-wide diameter circle in the Glens Falls region. Every single bird is counted, as well as every species. Most of the birding is done from a car, but some teams may walk along trails or in area parks. The many diverse habitats within the SAAS count circle make for interesting observations. It’s also a fun way to get to know area birders and increase your skills. SAAS has held a count every year since 1983.

To join a count team for a whole or partial day, contact SAAS count compiler Linda White at 518-222-5675, preferably a week before the count. For details, see the SAAS website. Beginning birders can join a group that includes at least one experienced birder. New birders do not need to be a bird identification expert to participate, and are welcomed to help spot birds or keep team records.

Tens of thousands of volunteers will participate in more than 2,000 individual counts across North America, with some in Central and South America. Counts will be held between December 14 to January 5.

The Christmas Bird Census started in 1900 when ornithologist Frank Chapman suggested it as an alternative to Christmas “side hunts,” competitions to see which teams could shoot the most birds and other animals. Instead, birders count every bird they see in the designated count areas. It is now considered the world’s longest running citizen science project.

For a map of area count circles and more information about the CBC, see: http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count
White-throated Sparrow © Gordie Ellmers


The Winter issue of our newsletter, The Fledgling, is now online!

Follow this link


Our Monthly Fall programs feature Panama, live raptors,
and The Migratory Bird Act!
See our Programs page for additional information.

We are continuing our efforts to help the local Eastern Bluebird population.
Check it out here

Eastern Bluebird
                      by Gordie Ellmers