JOIN US TO OBSERVE THE BOREAL BIRDS OF THE ADIRONDACKS!
June 6th-9th, 2024!
This four day Adirondack Birding Festival features birding hikes, walks, safaris, outings, and seminars throughout Hamilton County. All field trips are free and registration is required for each outdoor event.
The festival reaches into the vast Adirondack wilds of Hamilton County and includes the surrounding forests of our hamlets: Long Lake, Indian Lake, Speculator, Raquette, Blue Mountain Lake, Piseco, Morehouse, Lake Pleasant, and Inlet. Affordable lodging is available, so you and your birding partners can enjoy a comfortable evening retreat to refuel and refresh as the festivities advance.
Hamilton County contains more than one million acres within the Adirondacks. With more than 60% of those acres classified as either wilderness or wild forest, it is one of the best locations to watch boreal birds. Starting in 2005, the Hamilton County Birding Festival brings together birders from all over the United States to explore and discover the amazing birds of the Adirondacks.
Remember, this is the Adirondacks, so you should be prepared for all types of weather including heat, humidity, rain, cold, and even snow. June is typically filled with warm days and cool evenings, but you can never be sure about the weather you will find.
This year's presentation at the Adirondack Experience Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is sponsored by the Northern New York Audubon Society.
What to bring
For each trip be sure to bring the following:
- bug repellent (netting or a bug shirt is recommended)
- snacks and/or lunch
- binoculars and/or spotting scope if you'd like
- bird books
- comfortable waterproof footwear
The 2024 schedule is in the works, but here's a glimpse of the 2023 Schedule -
While our festival is free, our trails take a lot of time, energy and money to maintain. If you would like to contribute to the Hamilton County Trail Improvement Fund, please consider donating here!