Southern Adirondack Audubon Society

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

Field Trip Guidelines

•    Come prepared: Wear proper clothing, and bring sunscreen, tick protection, snack and beverage, binoculars, and field guide.  Bring lunch if it is an all-day or weekend trip.
•    We encourage carpooling.  Discuss ahead how to share expenses.
•    Quiet groups see more birds; please speak quietly if at all, and turn off all cell phones or put them on vibrate.  If you must answer a call, stay behind the group to complete the call, then rejoin the group.
•    SAAS encourages protection of birds and their habitat; do not approach so closely that you cause the bird to alter its behavior.
•    SAAS supports the ABA Code of Birding Ethics; please familiarize yourself with it.
•    Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
•    Pets are not allowed on our trips.
•    Any artificial means to attract birds, including “pishing,” will be at the leader’s discretion.
•    Smokers need to respect the wishes of non-smokers.  If you must smoke, step far away from the group.  Leave no cigarette butts.
•    Let the leader lead: walking ahead may flush birds before others see them.
•    Please do not call trip coordinators after 9 p.m.