Part of the Hamilton County Birding Festival
Join us on an exciting trip into the remote wilderness known as the Moose River Plains Important Birding Area (IBA). This unusually large tract of land (50,000 acres), purchased from the Gould Paper Company in 1963, presents diverse habitats, including bogs, boreal forests, open plains and mature upland hardwoods and mountaintops of spruce. The roads, which were once used for logging, make exploring this area extremely easy. Almost every species of breeding bird in Hamilton County can be found in one of the many rich habitats contained within the IBA. There are also many streams and ponds in the area which make this a birders paradise! The road through the plains stretches almost 25 miles gate-to-gate and reaches from Inlet to Indian Lake. We'll explore the western (Inlet) side of the plains, with the exact itinerary to be decided on the morning of the trip. We will also carpool together, to reduce the amount of vehicles in the group.
GUIDES: Joan Collins
EVENT LENGTH: 5-6 hours
LIMIT: 15 participants
BRING: Bug Repellant, (netting or bug shirt suggested), water, snacks, binoculars, waterproof hiking attire
MEET: Entrance to Limekiln Lake Campground, on Limekiln Road.
GPS WAYPOINT: 43.7220437°N, 74.7921920°W
DIRECTIONS: From Raquette Lake: Drive 9.8 miles on Route 28 to Limekiln Road, the first left after the Inlet Golf Club, approximately 1.0 mile before downtown Inlet. From Inlet: Travel E on Route 28 for 1.0 mile, Limekiln Road is the first right after the Citgo gas station. On Limekiln Road travel 1- 3/4 miles to Limekiln Campground, which will be on your right.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼We will meet along Limekiln Road (outside of the campground) at this location and decide on carpooling options.