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Feathers and Flora of the Northern Forest

Discover a birding haven at the former wilderness estate of the Vanderbilts. On expert-led walks through protected woods learn about rare birds, their songs and tips for identification.
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Program No. 14872RJ
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5 days
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New York

Feathers and Flora of the Northern Forest

Discover a birding haven at the former wilderness estate of the Vanderbilts. On expert-led walks through protected woods learn about rare birds, their songs and tips for identification.
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Program No. 14872 RJ
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At a Glance

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.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. This program is appropriate for both novice and veteran birders. All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Adirondack Birding, 60 Great Places to Find Birds
by John Peterson & Gary Lee
Gary Lee is the instructor for many Sagamore birding courses.
Great Camp Sagamore: The Vanderbilts' Adirondack Retreat
by Beverly Bridger
Beverly Bridger has been Sagamore's Executive Director for more than 20 years.





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