Your next birding adventure begins right here in the Adirondacks. No matter what the season, New York’s North Country offers extraordinary birding in a spectacular setting.

There are many ways to enjoy the fantastic sights and sounds of the Adirondacks. You can bird while hiking, canoeing, camping, or snowshoeing. Even car-birding is an option. Northern New York includes the beautiful St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain Valleys and the gorgeous 6 million-acre Adirondack Park – the largest park in the contiguous U.S.

Over 300 avian species can be found nesting, migrating, or wintering in the Adirondack Park’s many habitats. These include grasslands, shrublands, marshes, rivers and lakes, and mixed forests in the valleys, to lowland boreal bogs and forests, marshes, high elevation spruce-fir forests, and mixed deciduous and coniferous forests in the Adirondack Park. More than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers, brooks, and streams can be found in the Park!

Boreal Birds such as Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay and Boreal Chickadee can be found year-round.

Spring brings back our brightly colored warblers (30 species!) and other breeders. We’ll take you to unspoiled forests and bogs resounding with birdsong at the break of dawn. In June, we’ll safely guide you up into the mountains before sunrise to find Bicknell’s Thrush, the most sought-after bird in the Adirondacks. This endemic species is seriously threatened by climate change and the resulting loss of montane habitat.

In Summer, the haunting song of the Common Loon echoes across our lakes under a dazzling, starlit sky. Nesting species ranging from Great Crested to Olive-sided Flycatchers, Sedge Wrens to Winter Wrens, Wood to Bicknell’s Thrushes, Golden-winged to Blackpoll Warblers, Henslow’s to White-throated Sparrows, Bobolinks to Rusty Blackbirds, American Goldfinches to Evening Grosbeaks – Northern New York has them all!

As Autumn approaches, migrants pass through on their journey south. Winter is a time of rare beauty in the North Country, often bringing wonderful irruptive species from Canada such as Rough-legged Hawks, Snowy and Northern Hawk Owls, Northern Shrikes, Bohemian Waxwings, Pine Grosbeaks, crossbills, Common and Hoary Redpolls, and Pine Siskins.

Let us show you the way to the area’s premier birding locations. Tell us how you like to bird, which species you want to see, and any other specific objectives you have for your trip. We’ll create an itinerary designed especially for you!