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
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
By Joan Collins One of the Adirondacks’ most sought-after boreal species, by visiting birders, is also one of the most entertaining to observe. With their loud “quick, three beers” song, the olive-sided flycatcher won’t elude your ear. Their … [Read more...] about Catching up with a boreal flycatcher
By Tim Rowland I’m not a big fan of phone apps, but my embarrassment at constantly having to pester bird-loving friends with sound clips of unknown avians finally drove me to download Merlin, the app that pegs birdsong in the way that Shazam lets … [Read more...] about Going for a hike with my new friend Merlin
Concerns for potential disruptions to rare bird's habitat By John Thaxton When I heard the Olympic Regional Development Authority planned to start cutting trees at Whiteface Mountain to create new ski trails, connector trails between the … [Read more...] about What will happen to Bicknell’s thrush?
Bird watchers asked to submit sightings to eBird site, app By Megan Plete Postol The New York Breeding Bird Atlas is seeking contributions from birdwatchers in the Adirondacks. The project is currently in the midst of a multi-year … [Read more...] about New York Breeding Bird Atlas requests help from public