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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

Bog Meadow Brook Fort Edward
              Grasslands Carter's Pond
Serving over 500 members in Warren, Washington, northern Saratoga and southern Hamilton counties of New York State

Coming Up!
field trip
June 3rd
SAAS is sponsoring
programs at the
Wilton Wildlife
Preserve & Park
Annual Wildlife
See info to the right

  June 20, 7p.m.
"Changing Ecology of the Hudson River Flyway"

For Injured Wildlife call
North Country
 Wild Care


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The Summer issue of our newsletter, The Fledgling, is now online!
Follow this link

Our events at RaptorFest in Fort Edward and the festival at
Wilton WIldlfife
were great successes!  See more information and photos on our Education page.

Take a look at our latest conservation project - a Purple Martin House for Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville.


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

Eastern Bluebird
                      by Gordie Ellmers


SAAS thanks all who participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count!


Click on the image above to see the results of this year's count

Results of the SAAS Christmas Bird Count

By Linda White, Christmas Bird Count Coordinator

    National Audubon celebrated its 118th Christmas Bird Count this winter. The SAAS count was held on Saturday, Dec. 16. The count circle includes most of Queensbury, Hudson Falls, South Glens Falls and Fort Edward.

    A group of our loyal and dedicated birders participated in the Hudson Falls count. They birded for a total of 36 hours and drove 353 miles. Without their effort this citizen science project would not be possible. We thank them for their time and expertise: Russ Hilliard, Joyce Miller, Eric Potter (new to the area), Jacquie Tinker, Helen Crawshaw, Beth and Brad Bidwell, Terry Hall, Ann Reames, and Linda White.

    A total of 50 species and 5,949 individual birds were counted, comparable to many of the 30 previous times this count has been done. Two highlights and first time observations were a Black Vulture and an Eastern Towhee. Once the count data is certified, usually by the end of February, all count results will be on the Audubon Christmas Bird Count web-site at this address:
    Our count circle is designated as NYHF.

Canada Goose 120
American Black Duck 24

Mallard 187

Common Goldeneye 97

Hooded Merganser 10

Common Merganser 25

Ruffed Grouse 1

Wild Tur-key 1

Black Vulture 1

Northern Harrier 3

Sharp-shinned Hawk 3

Cooper's Hawk 3

Bald Eagle -2

 Red-tailed Hawk -36

Rough-legged Hawk -3

Great black-backed Gull 1

Rock Pigeon 555

Mourning Dove 282

Great Horned Owl 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 10

Downy Woodpecker 19

Hairy Woodpecker 4

Northern Flicker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 3

American Kestrel -3

Peregrine Falcon 1

Blue Jay 139

American Crow - 1,636

Common Raven 6

Horned Lark 187

Black-capped Chickadee 106

Tufted Titmouse 38

White-breasted Nuthatch 14

Carolina Wren 8

Golden-crowned Kinglet -5

Eastern Bluebird 8

American Robin 44

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 1,613

Snow Bunting 2

American Tree Sparrow 72

Dark-eyed Junco 267

White-throated Sparrow 24

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 1

Northern Cardinal 61

Brown -headed Cowbird 50

House Finch 36

American Goldfinch 21

House Sparrow - 197.