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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

Feathers and Flora of the Northern Forest

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5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The Adirondack region is the largest publicly-protected area in the continental U.S., with vast sections designated as wilderness or wild forest. This birding region is one of the best places in the country to observe many springtime boreal birds and is a prime location to experience the majesty of Adirondack birds of prey. Join us at Great Camp Sagamore to learn about the featured species of the season. Spring courses focus on treks into the woods to look for migratory species like the loons, vireos and an abundance of warblers. Late-summer sessions focus on the habits and protection of Adirondack birds of prey with up-close experiences with raptors and owls. All sessions include walk and hikes into nearby wild areas to examine local flora and birding habitats.


Highlights

• Choose a program date based on your interest in either migratory boreal birds or Adirondack raptors, owls and loons.
• Enjoy birding treks and slide shows that demonstrate how to distinguish between native and migrating species.
• Glean insights into local Adirondack culture with talks or performances during your stay at Great Camp Sagamore.

Program Notes

This program is appropriate for both novice and veteran birders. So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain; some hills; activity up to two hours.

Date Notes
5/30/2016
Focus on migratory boreal birds. Program falls during "bug season," which attracts birds to the Adirondacks in late May and June. Trees are not in full leaf making birds more visible. Please bring repellent and long pants. Bug jackets are available.6/12/2016
Focus on migratory boreal birds. Program falls during "bug season," which attracts birds to the Adirondacks in late May and June. Trees are not in full leaf making birds more visible. Please bring repellent and long pants. Bug jackets are available.8/28/2016
Focus on Adirondack raptors, owls, and loons.9/5/2016
Focus on Adirondack raptors, owls, and loons. Program runs concurrently with the program Kayaking the Adirondacks (#16454).

Coordinated by Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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