WESTPORT - The Adirondack Mountain Club will host a program entitled Winter Visitors: an Introduction to Birding in Winter on Feb. 15.
Every winter, birds from the arctic and other regions of Canada move "down south" to the North Country to spend part of or all of the winter. During this trip to the open farmlands of the Champlain Valley and the waters of Lake Champlain itself, join the search for Horned Grebes, Golden Eyes, Buffleheads, Rough Legged Hawks, Bonaparte and Iceland Gulls, Snow Buntings, Horned Larks, Bohemian Waxwings, and many more species. Sign up and learn how and where to find winter visitors during the cold season.
This program will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Leave from the ADK Loj in Lake Placid at 8 a.m. or meet at the boat launch in Westport. Directions and other pertinent information will be sent out to participants. All participants must pre-register by calling 523-3441. The cost is $30 for members/$35 non-members with a maximum of 16 participants.
The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the New York State Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education and responsible recreation.
For more information about our programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placid at 523-3441 or visit www.adk.org.