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Dr. Frank Gill to Speak at Adirondack Birding Celebration

March 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Adirondack Life, News

One of America’s leading ornithologists, Dr. Frank Gill, will be the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, to be held June 1-3, 2007 at the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths. Dr. Frank Gill will give his address to birders at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2 in the Paul Smiths VIC theater.

“We are extremely excited to have one of the biggest names in birding come to the Paul Smiths VIC for this year’s Great Adirondack Birding Celebration,” said VIC naturalist and event organizer Lydia Wright. “He literally wrote the book on ornithology.”

No kidding! This guy is a birding legend. Lydia is right, he did write the book. Check out his birding creds:

Did you know that Ornithology is considered the primary textbook in its field? Well it is.

The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration starts at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1 with a Boreal Ecology Hike, led by John Brown, at the Paul Smiths VIC. The welcome reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m. author/naturalist Ed Kanze, of Bloomingdale, will give a presentation on “The World of John Burroughs.” At 8:30 p.m., VIC naturalists will lead an Owl Prowl on the VIC trail system.

On Saturday, June 2, birding field trips will be held from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Exhibitors and vendors will set up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Afternoon programs from 1 to 4 p.m. will include a sketching and journaling workshop with artist/naturalist Sheri Amsel and an “Adirondack Birds by Habitat” presentation by nature photographer Jeff Nadler. The Teddy Roosevelt Birding Challenge will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. And the keynote address begins at 8 p.m. in the VIC theater.

On Sunday, June 3, birding field trips will be held from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Paul Smiths VIC features prime boreal habitat, and some of the boreal species birders will seek on the field trips include the black-backed woodpecker, three-toed woodpecker, boreal chickadee, gray jay, Bicknell’s thrush and many species of warblers.

The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is free and open to the public. Awesome!

More Info:

2007 GABC Schedule

2007 GABC Field Trips

Plan your trip to the Paul Smiths area

Adirondack Birding Guide

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