Birding Hike with Joan Collins

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Join Joan Collins on this exciting birding trip into the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area north of the Town of Long Lake.  Meet at Shaw Pond parking lot in Long Lake (1 mile east of Stewart’s on Route 28N) at 6:30 a.m.  The trip will begin with birding at Shaw wetlands in Long Lake. The beaver dam creating the pond was destroyed in floods during the summer of 2023, so we can see how the wildlife has changed this year along Shaw Brook. (A restroom break at the bridge over Long Lake is an option after Shaw wetlands.) Next, we will make a few birding stops along Route 30 before heading to the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area. Along Sabattis Circle Road we will make stops at several locations, including the scenic inlet of Little Tupper Lake and Sabattis Bog.  Eighteen warbler species breed along this road including Northern Waterthrush, Mourning, Palm, and Canada Warblers.  Many boreal species can be found along Sabattis Circle Road including, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Yellow- bellied Flycatchers, Canada Jay, Boreal Chickadee, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.  Little Tupper Lake and Sabattis Bog are within the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area, a designated Important Birding Area (IBA) by Audubon New York. Temperate deciduous and boreal forests make up most of the surrounding area, with over 30% of the IBA being wetlands. Bring insect repellent, hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, binoculars and appropriate clothing/jacket and footwear. Contact Joan Collins to register at or 518-624-5528.  This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department.  There is a maximum of 15 participants. A rain date for this trip is July 24th, 2024.

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