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Southern Adirondack Audubon Society
Protecting the environment through the preservation of natural habitats
and the advancement of environmental education
|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!
& Local Natural History Events Calendar
April 6, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019
July 6, 2019
Bird walks start at 8:00am sharp!
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
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
|Thursday, April 18
| 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
|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
|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.
|Wednesday, May 22|
|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.