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
By John Thaxton When I think of unsung beauty I think of mourning doves, with their gorgeous, smooth pale brown plumage flecked with black and their pretty, pale blue eyelids. I also think of their squeaky wingbeats as they take to the air from a … [Read more...] about A call of mourning
By Dana Holmlund Combining science and fiber arts An avid knitter, Glennon’ s work has carried over into her fiber hobby. Her newest project expresses scientific concepts and trends through the medium of fiber art, … [Read more...] about ASK A SCIENTIST: Michale Glennon on boreal birds