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Old 09-16-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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Let's name all the different animals we've seen in the ADKs

I'd like to do something fun and see if we could all share all the different animals and wildlife we've been in the ADKs. I've seen many of my firsts in the Adirondacks as far as wild animals go and am curious to see the extent of what forest dwellers others have come across.


Mammals:

Black Bears (including cubs)
Coyotes
Snowshoe Hare
Gray Squirrels
Chipmunks
Beaver

Birds:

Hawks
Crows
Woodcock
Bald Eagle
Owls
Spruce Grouse
Turkeys
Loons
Ravens

Other:

Toads
Snails (with shells)
Salamander (Newt)

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Old 09-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #2
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Mammals:

Black Bear
Coyote
Red and Grey Squirrels
Whitetail deer
Fisher
Beaver
Mink
Weasel or Marten (not sure which it was)
Chipmunk
Mice

Birds:

Bald Eagle
Loon
Ruffed Grouse
Turkey
Raven
Crow
Duck
Osprey (a type of hawk)
Woodpecker
Chickadee

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Old 09-16-2015, 10:34 AM   #3
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Ermine

Can't possibly even name all the birds.

(In fact, havg al the birds randmoly mixed into the list makes it hard to look at, to see if something you are going to add is already there. Might want to break the list out into Birds, Mammals, Reptiles/Amphib and others.)
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:07 AM   #4
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Black flies
Horse flies
Deer flies
Mosquitoes
Noseeums
Homo sapiens
Scarlet Tanager
Winter Wren
Red Eyed Vireo

.....lots of other perching and water birds and many birds of prey that I am unable to identify.
Turkey buzzards.

Spiders, lots of spiders!
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:13 PM   #5
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Neil, I find it hard to believe you saw a noseeum....
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:25 PM   #6
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Years ago, I saw a Spruce Grouse in the Indian Pass area near Rocky Falls while deer hunting.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #7
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Loons
Mergansers
Hawks
Ospreys
Bald Eagles
Hummingbirds
Grouse
Ravens
Assorted Smaller Birds

Deer
Beavers
Snapping Turtles
Painted Turtles
Mink
Frogs and Toads
Luna Moths
Other Cool Moths
Snakes (not sure what kind)
Grey Squirrels
Chipmunks
Racoons
No Moose or Bears

Skeeters
Ankle Biters
Various Caterpillars
Yellow Jackets
Mayflies (Hexes Included)

All kinds of fish
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:03 PM   #8
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Years ago, I saw a Spruce Grouse in the Indian Pass area near Rocky Falls while deer hunting.
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I got real close to one once.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:13 PM   #9
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I saw a porcupine in the Dix range. It looked soft and cuddly.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:41 PM   #10
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OK, I'll play

Moose
Bear(walking and swimming)
Mink
Pine Marten
Otters
beaver
whitetail deer
porcupines
racoons
skunks
coyotes
fox
bobcat
mice
voles
red, grey squirrels
chipmunks

Bald eagles
osprey
red tail hawks
sharp shinned hawk
Redhawk!!
loons
mergansers
wood ducks
great blue heron(adult and babies with stripes)
turkey
turkey vulture
raven
crow
song birds(I don't know birds)

Turtles, snakes, newts, efts

walking sticks
all manner of benign and biting insect except...I've never seen a no see um!!
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:28 AM   #11
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20 Bear
6 Moose
3 Coyotes
3 Snowshoe Rabbits
Numerous Deer and Turkey
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:53 AM   #12
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What Strriperguy said except:

no moose ,just tracks

Add in :

Pileated woodpecker
Woodcock
salamanders
Those big squishy orange salamander things
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:54 PM   #13
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I got real close to one once.
Nice photo, Neil!
There's no question of the identity.
Hopefully, they're still some still around.
Did you actually see the bird??
Jim

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Old 09-18-2015, 01:44 PM   #14
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I got real close to one once.
Apparently, the ability to get close has been their downfall, hunted grouse my whole life and have never seen one. Consider yourself lucky~!
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:15 PM   #15
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Neil and others, i saw this bird in the Indian Pass area above Rocky Falls on the slopes of Street Mountain.
No camera, i was hunting deer.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:50 PM   #16
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Apparently, the ability to get close has been their downfall, hunted grouse my whole life and have never seen one. Consider yourself lucky~!
Richie,
Spruce grouse are a deep woods bird, unlike ruffed grouse.
I've only seen one, hopefully they're are still in existence.
I consider myself lucky to have seen one.
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:32 PM   #17
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1894: I believe it is Woodcock, not Wood cock which is something else entirely. :-)
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:49 PM   #18
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Out of what has been listed thus far in this thread by others, black bear, moose, & ermine are the only species that I've yet to lay my eyes upon in the wilds of the Adirondacks in my 3 decades of visiting.
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:59 PM   #19
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Nice photo, Neil!
There's no question of the identity.
Hopefully, they're still some still around.
Did you actually see the bird??
Jim
Did I see the bird? He was right there in front of me for about 5 minutes.
I got a pic just as he flew away too.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:11 PM   #20
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I've seen Spruce Grouse in the ADKs at least a couple of times, but I see them much more in the Whites & Maine. As someone else said, they often freeze & sit in plain sight - thus the old nickname "fool hen". I'm not quite sure what the adaptive quality of that is, if any.

Otherwise, most of the things others have listed, except never a moose in the ADKs, and I don't think I've ever seen a raccoon there either.

One odd bird thing I've been noticing is that, while eagles have made a great comeback and are all over, I don't see Osprey that often - a few, but not as many as I'd expect in such a watery area. I was hoping on my recent canoe trip to see the Osprey that have nested at Rock Pond, but didn't.
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