The Audubon Society and partners are hosting two free workshops this month for Adirondack landowners and foresters to learn how they can protect birds and other wildlife on their land. Audubon New York, Audubon Vermont and forestry experts from … [Read more...] about Forestry workshops will focus on declining birds
By NED HALLAHAN Every winter birders throughout the North Country participate in the Christmas Bird Count, which the Audubon Society has run nationally since 1900. Saranac Lake birders have participated in the program since 1947 and will continue … [Read more...] about Christmas Bird Count tracks North Country habitat shifts
By TIM ROWLAND Thirty years ago, with increasing frequency, squadrons of black seabirds were spotted on Lake Champlain flying low and fast across the water as if on some sort of black-ops raiding mission. Their appearance was something of an … [Read more...] about Cormorants’ rebound confounds wildlife managers
By Noelle Connors In September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied a petition to put the Bicknell’s thrush on the federal list of endangered species. The Bicknell’s is a medium-size (6-7.5 inches) thrush—brown on the back with a white, … [Read more...] about What species in the Adirondacks are endangered?
BY AUTUMN ROCK You enter the room to hear the soft calls of the common loon filling the air around you. Mounted on the walls are photos and paintings of the loon, and soon you are greeted by a warm, smiling, face, that of Executive Director Nina … [Read more...] about Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Opens New Location
By Phil Brown The spruce grouse is likely to vanish from the Adirondacks, perhaps within a decade, if the state fails to take steps to help the species, according to scientists. In a draft recovery plan issued in February, the state … [Read more...] about Bird on the verge