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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

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"1st Saturday Bird Walk"

  April 6 - 8am
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  April 24 - 7pm

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The SPRING issue of our newsletter, "The Fledgling" is now online!

Just follow this link

The Results of the 119th Christmas Bird Count
are posted here

Has the Winter got you down?

Are you thinking about birding in a warm sunny spot?

How about joining our
Monsoon Birding and Natural History Tour
 in Southeast Arizona next September?

More Information here

Elegant Trogon

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Photo by Gordie Ellmers
Climate Watch Project Continues!

SAAS is participating in National Audubon Society’s citizen-science pilot project, Audubon Climate Watch, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.

The goal of the project is to learn how specific bird species are affected by climate change. The SAAS survey will focus on both Red-breasted and White-breasted Nut-hatches.
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Photo by Don Polunci
The survey is conducted twice a year: in June and in the winter. SAAS joined the program in June, 2017.
Volunteers use a specific protocol established by National Audubon: using grid maps of a specific area, birders will conduct 12 counts, observing for five minutes each. They would also record the numbers and species of other birds identified within 100 meters (328 feet).
The Climate Watch project was developed after National Audubon issued a report in 2014, Birds and Climate Change, on risks faced by North American bird species from climate change.
Audubon members asked how they could help. The Audubon Climate Watch program started in 2016, focusing on bluebirds. Details about the national program are available at http://www.audubon.org/ conservation/climate-watch-program.
Contact SAAS board member Rob Snell for more information: birdbrane1@gmail.com

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

Eastern Bluebird
                      by Gordie Ellmers