The cold of winter lingers longer here in the boreal heart of the Adirondacks, but as June rolls around, the sun is shining more and the birds are active building nests, singing, and raising chicks. To celebrate this exciting time of year, the Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival in Hamilton County connects birders from all over the United States to this unique habitat and hosts many birding outings and learning sessions.
Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival
Hamilton County contains more than 1-million acres of land in the Adirondacks. More than 60% of those acres are classified as either wilderness of wild forest, creating excellent habitat for birds and other wildlife. Indeed, this is one of the best locations to see and hear boreal birds. All corners of this wild land are covered during the festival, with walks and outings in the communities of Long Lake, Indian Lake, Speculator, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Piseco, Morehouse, Lake Pleasant, and Inlet. Looking for Black-backed Woodpeckers? Or Spruce Grouse? Or maybe a specific species of warbler? Chances are you’ll add something to your life-list at the Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival. It’s time to explore and discover the amazing birds of the Adirondacks!