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June 2019

Ganondagan State Historic Site

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564 United States
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Bobolink - Burger Park - © Dana Kalir - May 21, 2016

This trip has generated large species lists due to the many habitat types we will travel through. We will start near the long house and the meadowlark field and then head down a wide trail through woods, shrub land, wetland, and to an overlook in grassland.

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Odonata Sanctuary

June 23 @ 8:00 am
Odonata Sanctuary, 20 Parrish Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 United States
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The 100 acre privately owned Odonata Sanctuary, 20 Parrish Rd., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 is the former home of Joseph W. Taylor, who was a founder of the American Birding Association and President of Hawk Mountain Association.

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Barnhart’s Camp and Keeney Swamp Field Trip

June 30 @ 7:30 am
Barnhart’s Camp and Keeney Swamp, 1000 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY United States
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Mourning Warbler © Chuck Schleigh

Travel throughout the diverse landscapes of Northern Allegany County, 20 minutes south of Letchworth State Park. Grassland, woodland, pond and swampland species such as Prairie and Mourning Warblers, Bluebirds, Pied-billed Grebes, and maybe a bittern or two should be seen. This trip generally goes all day so we can see as much as possible!

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July 2019

RBA Young Birder Event: Oatka Creek Park

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Oatka Creek Park, Quaker Road & Union Street
Garbutt, NY 14546 United States
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Eastern Towhee - Oatka Creek Park - © Jim Adams - June 26, 2016

Woods and meadow provide great habitat for nesting species such as Indigo Bunting, Eastern Towhee, Blue-winged Warbler and Field Sparrow. We’ll walk a trail that circulates through forest and field, looking for breeding birds.

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August 2019

Conesus Inlet State WMA Field Trip

August 3 @ 7:30 am
Vitale Park, Vitale Park
Big Tree Rd, NY 14480 United States
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Male Wood Duck, Llanelli, Wales (© Richard Ashworth)

Explore this expansive wetland for Virginia Rail and Wood Duck families. We’ve seen eagles on a reliable basis, Red-headed Woodpecker, Cliff Swallow, and more.

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RBA Young Birder Event: BIG TRIP!!! Jamaica Bay & Long Island

August 9 - August 11
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Little Blue Heron - Kings Bend Park - © Dick Horsey - May 23, 2017

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a summer birder’s dream! Covering 9,000 acres of salt marsh, mud flats and two large ponds, Jamaica Bay supports breeding populations of more than 70 species including breeding colonies of night herons and other long-legged waders like Snowy Egret and Little Blue Heron, the amazing American Oystercatcher, and neat beach-nesting birds like plovers and terns.

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Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

August 11 @ 1:00 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 1:00 p.m.

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RBA Young Birder Event: East Spit & Braddocks Island

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Braddock Bay East Spit, 105 East Manitou Road
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Sanderling (L), Black-bellied Plover, and Baird's Sandpiper (R) - Braddock Bay East Spit Island - © Dick Horsey - Oct 10, 2018

The newly constructed barrier beach off what is known as the East Spit has become a major attraction for migrating shorebirds including a half-dozen sandpipers and both yellowlegs, plus occasional sightings of Black-bellied Plover, Red Knot, and Ruddy Turnstone.

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

August 25 @ 10:30 am
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Common Gallinule - Montezuma NWR - © Mary Ackley - Aug 23, 2016

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 at 10:30 a.m.

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September 2019

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

September 7 @ 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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