Join us to observe the boreal birds of the Adirondacks!
The three-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, along with several spring birding packages, 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.
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
- For canoeing trips, you also need to bring a canoe/kayak, paddles, and a PFD (as required by law)