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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery Archive – September 2015

Common Snipe - Montezuma NWR (Muckrace) - © Dick Horsey - Sep 19, 2015

This is the archived “Last 30 Days” photo gallery posting for September 2015.  To check out the active “Last 30 Days” gallery go to Photo Galleries under the Learn & Explore tab on the home page. Updated September 30, 2015  –  76 Species  –  Arranged by date taken … Continue reading »

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October: Pamela Reed Sanchez & Tom Snyder - Penguins, Osprey, and Eagles

Oct 8, 2015

October: Pamela Reed Sanchez & Tom Snyder - Penguins, Osprey, and Eagles

From African penguins to Bald Eagle and Osprey, the Seneca Park Zoo plays a pivotal role in saving birds -- and other animals -- from extinction.
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Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

Oct 17, 2015

Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

Why a wastewater treatment plant? Open water and a great location mean that this spot appears regularly on the fall birding mailing lists.
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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

Oct 18, 2015

Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

We’ll start off walking wooded and brushy areas of the park, looking for thrushes, sparrows, and maybe a half-hardy warbler or two. After that, we’ll stop by the Lake Watch to view ducks on the water and in flight, learning about the Lake Watch process as we share scopes.
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Evening Grosbeak (male), Mendon (© Dominic Sherony)

Where to Bird this Month: October

This is the prime time for sparrows, for watching the lake, for picking up the first birds of winter. It is also a good month for wandering rarities… Read more »

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Bay-breasted Warbler © Dominic Sherony

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