Ample opportunities await amateur naturalists on the Lake Champlain Birding Trail. Nearby birdwatching sites include the Clintonville Pine Barrens, Port Douglas Boat Launch, the Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area, the Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area, the Ausable Point Campground, Peru Dock Boat Launch and Valcour Island.
Long Lake and Raquette Lake is a great area for winter birding. Birds travel to Long Lake from as far north as the arctic and northwestern Canada. Interesting birds to spot include: bohemian waxwings, pine grosbeaks, rough-legged hawks, the northern shrike, the yellow evening grosbeak and the common redpoll flock.
Annual Adirondack Birding festivals and celebrations take place in Hamilton and Franklin Counties. There are four designated birding areas in the area: Moose River Plains; The William C. Whitney Wilderness; Adirondack High Peaks; and the Adirondack Loon Complex.
Chapel Pond off Route 73 is renowned for peregrine falcons that are nesting on the slabs of Cathedral Rocks looming above.
The great interactive map of best birdwatching spots in the Adirondacks can be found here.