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Southern Adirondack Audubon Society

Protecting the environment through the preservation of natural habitats
 and the advancement of environmental education

Birding the Hudson River
Building Bluebird Houses
Learning about
                invasive plants

Whether it's birding the Hudson River, building bluebird nestboxes, or learning about native plants, our members always enjoy the fellowship and fun of our field trips and workshops.  Check the schedule below for something that interests you and join the fun!

Field Trip & Local Natural History Events Calendar

Please take time to familiarize yourself with the SAAS Field Trip Guidelines

April 6, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019
July 6, 2019

Bird walks start at 8:00am sharp!

"1st Saturday Bird Walks"

Join SAAS President John Loz and Ray Perry, past Director of Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, for the "1st Saturday Bird Walks" along the beautiful Spring Run Trail in Saratoga Springs, NY!

This bird walk series will follow in the footsteps of some of the more noted 19th century naturalists and ornithologists who would regularly walk the areas around their homes or along a country road, recording what birds, animals, and plants are seen, how habitat changes over the seasons, and how each interplays with one another. Seeing the same area over time and the change of seasons can be quite instructive and the Spring Run Trail offers a variety of habitats for seeing those changes.
ALL skill levels are welcome!

Meet at the Spring Run Trail parking area located on East Ave. near the corner of East Ave. and Excelsior Ave.
If parking area is full, you can park just slightly down the road of Excelsior Ave. in the EBI Beverage Center parking lot, which is adjacent to the Spring Run Trail.

Saturday, April 13
8:00 a.m.
West Rutland Marsh IBA, Marble Street, West Rutland, VT. SAAS joins our neighbors, the Rutland County Audubon Society, for their monthly bird monitoring walk. Join us for the 3.7-mile loop around the marsh or go halfway. After the walk, we’ll gather together at Mary’s Café, near the marsh, for brunch! Meet at the Log Jam Restaurant at Exit 20 off the Northway to carpool to the marsh. Please arrive early! We’ll depart at 7:00am sharp! To register, contact John at 518-708-7825. 

Thursday, April 18
6:30 p.m.
Betar Byway Walking Path, South Glens Falls. SAAS will host an evening Spring Migration Bird Walk. Attendees will walk on a paved path through a beautiful natural setting along the Hudson River, searching for early migrants. All levels of fitness and birding skills welcome. Please dress for the weather. Walking path starts at the South Glens Falls Historical Park, 30 First St., South Glens Falls. Meet at the gazebo. The rain date is the same time and a week later on April 25th. It is in partnership with CDPHP, and open to the public.

Saturday, April 27
8:00 a.m.
Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Saratoga Springs Join Rich Speidel in search of spring birds and waterfowl on the Bog Meadow trail, which includes an extensive boardwalk system through wetland communities: open marsh, wet meadow and forested wetland. For details about the trail, see SAAS Birding website. Group size is limited, so call Rich to register: 518-623-2587. Rain date: Sunday, April 28.

Sunday, May 12
8:30 a.m.
Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville  Join Wally Elton for this Mother's Day walk as we search for Spring migrants and returning nesting species.  Almost 100 species have been seen in the month of May in previous years so this should prove to be a successful birding trip! Meet at the parking lot. 
Directions:  From Route 4 just north of Schuylerville, turn at the sign for Champlain Canal Lock 5 and follow the road over the lock and a short distance to the parking lot just before the large forged gates. 

Bird walk leader is ill
Sorry for the inconvience

Wednesday, May 22

08:30 a.m.
Saratoga National Historical Park, Schuylerville Join the Park Naturalist, Linda White, for a bird walk sure to highlight many species recently returned from their wintering locations in Central and South America!   Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot at 08:30 a.m.
From the North:
Take Exit 14 of I-87. Follow signs and take Rt.29 East into Schuylerville. At the traffic light intersection with U.S. Rt.4 (Broad Street in Schuylerville), turn right. You will be going south. Drive approximately eight miles south on Rt.4 to the entrance to the Battlefield on the right side of the road. You will be on the Park Entrance Road. Drive approximately 2 miles on the Park Entrance Road until you arrive at a stop sign. Drive across the intersection to the parking lot. The Visitor Center is just uphill from the parking lot.
Alternately, you can take Rt.4 south out of Fort Edward and drive approximately 20 mi. to the park entrance on Rt.4.
From the South:
Take EXIT 12 of I-87. Turn right off the exit; you will be on Rt.67 eastbound and entering a traffic circle.  Follow signs for Rt.67 EAST, then Rt.9 NORTH through three traffic circles. After exiting the third circle onto Rt.9 northbound, drive about 1.6 miles to the second traffic lightand turn right onto Rt.9P. Drive about 4.5 miles along Rt.9 P (Saratoga Lake will be on your left), then take a right turn for Rt.423. After about 5.5 miles on Rt.423, turn left onto Rt.32. Drive about 2 miles on Rt.32 and the entrance for the Battlefield will be on your right. Drive to the stop sign then turn right into the parking lot. The Visitor Center is just uphill from the parking lot.