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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery Archive – May 2015

Cerulean Warbler (F) - Firehouse Woods - © Jeanne Verhulst - May 11, 2015

This is the archived “Last 30 Days” photo gallery posting for May 2015.  To check out the active “Last 30 Days” gallery go to Photo Galleries under the Learn & Explore tab on the home page. Updated May 31,  2015  –  95 Species … Continue reading »

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Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Aug 15, 2015

Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Learn more about the fall migration of shorebirds in this nearby birding treasure. We’ll visit key spots you’ll want to revisit again and again! Meet in the Bushnell’s Basin Park and Ride lot at 2:00 p.m.
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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Aug 22, 2015

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll be looking for ducks and shorebirds in migration. Expect to see herons, eagles, and possibly falcons. Meet at Bushnell’s Basin Park & Ride, 10 a.m.
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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

Aug 23, 2015

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

Durand can be surprising this time of year. Just when you thought the birding was quieting down, you run into a pocket of birds here that boggle the mind.
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female on nest), Island Cottage Woods (© Jay Greenberg)

Where to Bird this Month: July

Summer is at its peak, but the start of “fall migration” is at hand. Southbound shorebirds are already moving through our area, as other species finish raising their young in the fields, woods, and marshes, and begin dispersing. Read more »

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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

Herring Gull - Irondequoit Bay Outlet - © Dick Horsey - July 18, 2015

“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

The Last 30 Days gallery displays images of birds that have been seen in … you guessed it … the last 30 days. This popular gallery helps keep people informed of what birds are being seen where throughout the seasons. All images submitted by RBA Members. Submissions welcome!

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