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March 2018

Beginner Birder Trip: Owl Woods & Hawk Watch Site

March 25 @ 7:30 am
Owl Woods, 349 Manitou Beach Road
Rochester, NY 14468 United States
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We’ll look primarily for our smallest visiting owl, the Northern Saw-whet, which returns to this spot on a yearly basis. Long-eared Owl generally put in an appearance, too, although they’re quite shy and great at hiding.

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April 2018

Beginner Birder Trip: Lakeshore Warbler Hotspots

April 28 @ 7:30 am
Lakeshore Warbler Hotspots, 30 Long Pond Road
Greece, NY 14612 United States
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Learn the basics of identifying our most colorful migrants on this trip, which will stop at several areas where these birds tend to congregate in spring.

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August 2018

Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

August 12 @ 2:00 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Common Gallinule - Montezuma NWR - © Dick Horsey - Jun 21, 2017

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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September 2018

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

September 8 @ 8:00 am
Charlotte / Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte Park, 4800 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613 United States
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Tennessee Warbler. © Richard Ashworth

We’ll be looking for shorebirds, warblers, and other fall migrants in Greece and environs. Badgerow Park is a small area that offers good vantage points along pleasant trails, with the occasional surprise rarity.

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December 2018

Beginner Trip: Nations Road

December 9 @ 2:00 pm
Nations Road, 2658-2682 Nations Rd
Avon, NY 14414 United States
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Short-eared Owl - West Bloomfield - © Zaphir Shamma - Jan 01, 2017

Sharpen your skills on wintering hawks and Short-eared Owl. Other wintering birds such as Horned Lark, Snow Bunting, and Lapland Longspur are often present.

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