Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center --  Jenkins Mountain Trail - 6 July 2011

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
6 July 2011

Paul Smiths Visitor Center:  Jenkins Mountain Trail (6 July 2011)Paul Smiths Visitor Center: Jenkins Mountain Trail (6 July 2011)

Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk on the Jenkins Mountain Trail on 6 July 2011. The walk was part of the "TR" Birding Series. The walk began at 8:00 AM, when we met at the parking lot at the Paul Smith's College VIC. A light rain inhibited our ability to hear the birds for the first twenty minutes or so of the walk, but the weather cleared up a bit later on.

The highlight of the walk was a close-up sighting of two beautiful warblers: the Chestnut-sided Warbler and the Mourning Warbler. We saw both birds in an area near Plot 7, which had been cleared about a decade ago and is now growing in, producing the kind of thick underbrush both these birds favor.

We heard the following birds near the parking area:

Red-eyed Vireo American Robin
Magnolia Warbler Northern Parula


Paul Smiths VIC: Barnum Brook from the Jenkins Mountain Trail (6 July 2011)Paul Smiths VIC: Barnum Brook from the Jenkins Mountain Trail (6 July 2011)

In the woods on the Jenkins Mountain Trail, we saw or heard the following birds:

Red-eyed Vireo Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Ovenbird Black-capped Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet Blue Jay
Northern Parula Black-throated Blue Warbler
Brown Creeper Chestnut-sided Warbler
Winter Wren Cedar Waxwing
Mourning Warbler


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The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.