|Birding Locations in the
SAAS Chapter Area
These birding spots are all within the Southern
Adirondack Audubon's locale of Warren, Washington,
and Saratoga Counties in northern New York State.
Site write-ups include a description, directions,
Byway & the SGF Beach Bikeway Extension
This area includes a 1.9 mile
(one-way) trail in South Glens Falls along the
Hudson River including mixed woods, riverfront,
wetland, and beach.
Brook Nature Trail
This two-mile trail
follows an abandoned railway through open marsh, wet
meadow, and forested wetland habitats in the Town of
This complex includes a one mile nature trail, a
pond open to motorless boats, and a marsh overlook
structure in the Town of Greenwich, Washington
County. There is open water,
emergent marsh, wooded swamp, shrub wetlands,
forests, old fields, grasslands, and shrubland.
frontage and a network of land trails in
varied habitats will assure a variety of
species in most every season.
of Washington County
This vast open grassland and
agricultural complex is comprised of both
private land and almost 500 acres purchased
and protected by New York State as the
Washington County Grasslands Wildlife
Management area. Birders visit in winter
for raptors and in summer for grassland
Hudson Crossing Park
This park located in Schuylerville offers a
system of trails, a picnic area, and access to
both the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River.
Diverse habitats of riverfront, open
fields, and wooded trails support a wide array
of bird species.
This paved level trail in the City of Saratoga
Springs has diverse habitat and supports a
wide variety of bird species.
The Towpath Road in the Town
Four miles of varied habitat that offers great
birding in any season
SAAS is fortunate to have several Important Bird
Areas (IBAs) and Bird Conservation Areas (BCAs)
within the chapter boundaries.
Learn more about IBAs and BCAs here.
Bird Finding Calendar
Courtesy of Tom
Although compiled for the Capital region, this
will help you understand which species are found
locally year-round, which are migrants, and when you
can expect to see them. Thanks, Tom, for
creating this great resource!
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More information and download links here:
Nestbox plans for American Kestrel can be found here,
and dimensions for other species here.
About Birds, has a wealth of information about
attracting birds to your yard and garden.
You Asked for It!
The list of bird species found within our chapter
area grows each season. Recent additions include
Ruff, Kentucky Warbler and Little Gull. Will
you be the next to add to the list?
Check out the complete
species list here!
294 and Counting!
find those winter
raptors troublesome to identify, try this page
to help sort them out! Photos courtesy of
Gordie Ellmers and descriptions of flight behavior
will aid in helping you learn to identify even the
most difficult ones.
Read about our chapter's
The 119th Christmas Bird Count is History!
This PDF file
earliest date for eggs, unfledged juveniles,
and fledglings for over 175 breeding bird species
of our area.
If you have trouble identifying those raptors as
they migrate overhead, the HMANA's
"Guide to Hawks Seen in North America" will be a
great reference for you. You can download and
print it here.