Bird monitoring station records nighttime activity to help track migrations By Mike Lynch Brian McAllister has wanted an auditory nighttime bird monitoring station at Paul Smith's College for years. Finally, the pieces have fallen into … [Read more...] about Eavesdropping on passing songbirds
If signed by Gov. Hochul, New York would join eight other states By Gwendolyn Craig The state Assembly’s return to Albany this week resulted in passage of a controversial ban on wildlife killing contests that upstate Republican lawmakers … [Read more...] about State Legislature passes ban on wildlife killing contests
Initial data shows shifts in species By Jak Krouse New York is gaining osprey and losing grassland bird and aerial insectivore populations. That's according to Julie Hart, coordinator of the state's third Breeding Bird Atlas. She unveiled … [Read more...] about Bird census data revealed
Spring rainfall starts migration and breeding for amphibians, but high salinity can make life difficult By Chloe Bennett Walk an Adirondack forest trail in the spring and you will encounter shallow, fleeting pools of rainwater. Although some … [Read more...] about Salamanders to humans: Hold the salt!
By James M. Odato Charlotte Demers, manager of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb spots a favorite mammal once in a while crossing the road: “It’s the black panther.” Unlike … [Read more...] about Fishers: Not cats, but catlike
By Mike Lynch Pick a calm night in the second week in May, when there's a south wind, and stick your head out a window. "You're gonna hear a bunch of high-pitched bird calls," said avid Adirondack birder Brian McAllister. That's … [Read more...] about State facilities turn out lights for migrating birds