“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery – Archive November 2016

This is the archived “Last 30 Days” photo gallery posting for November 2016.  To check out the active “Last 30 Days” gallery go to Photo Galleries under the Learn & Explore tab. Updated November 30, 2016  –  57 Species  –  Arranged by date taken … Continue reading »

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Avon and Lima Rural Field Trip

Jan 28, 2017

Avon and Lima Rural Field Trip

We’ll revisit the Nations Road area to look for Northern Shrike, hawks, Snow Bunting, and other birds of the fields and farmland in winter.
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February: "Women Ornithologists of the Late 1800s through Early 1900s" - Kevin Griffith

Feb 9, 2017

February: "Women Ornithologists of the Late 1800s through Early 1900s" - Kevin Griffith

Did you know it was women who brought the love of the study of birds to everyday people? Come to the February 9th meeting to hear Kevin Griffith, long-time local birder and teacher, tell us about the important role that women of the late 1800s and early 1900s played in bringing ornithology to all of us.
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Beginner Birder Trip: Charlotte, Braddock Bay, and Lakeshore Fields

Mar 5, 2017

Beginner Birder Trip: Charlotte, Braddock Bay, and Lakeshore Fields

Warmer weather is on its way and with it, bird activity picks up. We’ll check water for ducks, fields for inland birds, and watch the skies for raptors as well.
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Harlequin Ducks, Pultneyville (© Dominic Sherony)

Where to Bird this Month: January

Lake Ontario across from the Van Lare Treatment Plant in Irondequoit is a good spot to look for Little Gull. Sodus Bay and Conesus Lake usually have good numbers of waterfowl as long as there is open water and not too many hunters. Lake Ontario can also produce a King Eider or Harlequin Duck. Read more »

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Red-bellied Woodpecker - Mendon Ponds (RBA Field Trip) - © Dick Horsey - Jan 21, 2017

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