Adirondack Avian Walk
$50.00 – $75.00
Calling all wildlife photographers, professional and amateur! Join NYS Guide and President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions Joan Collins and wildlife photographer Brisbane Young on a half-day excursion around the central Adirondacks. Participants will meet at the Long Lake Beach and spend their morning at various hot spots, spotting, listening to, and capturing images of the local bird population. That afternoon, participants will head over to the Adirondack Hotel to warm up, relax, and enjoy lunch!
– Please note this experience requires traveling to and from various locations. The group will meet at the Long Lake Beach and travel up to 35 miles by car. ADKX will NOT be providing transportation. Participants are required to have access to a vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged!
– This event is great for wildlife photographers of all levels.
– Participants are required to provide their own camera(s) and camera equipment.
– We highly recommend winter hiking boots, hats, gloves, plenty of layers, and avoiding cotton.
– Participants may wish to bring micro-spikes and/or trekking poles based on personal preference. Please DO NOT bring snowshoes.
– This experience may require participants to spend several hours outdoors in cold temperatures, and will require walking and hiking through wooded areas. Please wear appropriate clothing.
Cost: $50/member, $75/non-member
Registration closes March 3.
Photo Courtesy of Brisbane Young
About the Presenters:
Joan Collins is a birding enthusiast and leads year-round birding walks in the Adirondacks. She is President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops, LLC, a New York State licensed guide, and an Adirondack 46er. She is a past President of the New York State Ornithological Association and Editor of New York Birders. She served for many years as a Board of Directors member of the Audubon Council of New York State, and is a current Board of Director’s member of Northern New York Audubon Society and past President. Joan writes the Birdwatch column for the Adirondack Explorer She has published several journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on wildlife and conservation topics in various publications including Audubon, New York Birders, Conservationist, Adirondack Life Magazine, Adirondack Explorer, LOCALadk Magazine, and The Kingbird.
Brisbane Young’s journey into photography began over 30 years ago with a Bellows Medium Format camera. His portfolio includes landscapes, wildlife, portraiture, and wedding photography. More recently, Brisbane has found a passion in birding and loves photographing raptors. Brisbane continues to utilize manual settings on his cameras to capture his images and enjoys teaching and sharing his techniques and images with fellow photographers.