Birdwatching

UPCOMING EVENT

Don’t miss the presentation by Gordie Ellmers (veterinarian from Fort Edward and photographer extraordinaire ) on Birding on the Feeder Canal …….on Tuesday August 25th at 7PM Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. His images of birds are fantastic! For more information click the tab “Birding” on our website or call 792-5363   (Credit for the image of a male Baltimore Oreo is given to Gordon Ellmers. )
baltimore orio male
Did you know you could partake in bird watching from the Feeder Canal trail? The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society would like to encourage you to get out there and start looking for and observing birds. They specifically list the Towpath Road in Kingsbury as a great site to look for birds. We highly recommend visiting their website for more information.

Additional resources include:

An app called Merlin, produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that allows you to identify birds through a few simple steps. Just answer five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify, and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. The app customizes your list to the species you are most likely to have seen at your location and time of year.

A digital version of John J. Audubon’s Birds of America. The Audubon website draws from an 1840 “First Octavo Edition” of Audubon’s complete seven volume text, and also presents the images and original text descriptions. Bird species can be found listed alphabetically, or categorized by family.  Audubon’s drawings of some species’ anatomical features are also included in a separate Figures section.