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December 2018

December Meeting: Tom Snyder – Nature, zoos, and conservation

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Clover Center of the Arts and Spirituality/The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Tom Snyder will take you through his path to his current role as a zoo director. He will talk about a childhood of exploration, and about his early field days in the Bahamas through his most recent trip to Guatemala. He will give you a glimpse of what it is like to have to balance partnerships, and a dedicated staff to increase conservation impact while telling a compelling story.

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Rochester Christmas Bird Count – Sunday, December 16th, 2018

December 16 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Snow Goose - Oatka Creek Park - © Jim Adams - Feb 28, 2016

Join us for the 119th Christmas Bird Count of the National Audubon Society and the 115th Rochester CBC. New observers will be paired with experienced birders. Lots of eyes make for a better count! Contact area leader for details.

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Little Lakes Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 29th, 2018

December 29 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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White-winged Crossbill, Honeoye, NY (© D. Sherony)

This year marks the 119th count nationwide and the 67th count for the area. The count date is Saturday, December 29, 2018.

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January 2019

Durand Eastman Park – Year List Jump-Start Field Trip

January 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Irondequoit Bay Outlet, 4916 Culver Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Cedar Waxwing, Powder Mills Park, Pittsford, NY (© Richard Ashworth)

Get started on your 2018 list! We’ll look for winter finches, waxwings, and resident birds.

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Beginner Birder Trip: Irondequoit Bay, Lakeshore, and Genesee River Outlet

January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Irondequoit Bay Outlet, 4916 Culver Road
Rochester, NY United States
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White-winged Scoter - Irondequoit Bay Outlet - © Dick Horsey - Jan 23, 2017

In open areas of water, we’ll look for some of the spectacular waterfowl that visit each winter, and with luck even see a few rarities!

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Lakeshore Plains West Field Trip

January 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Braddock Bay Park, 199 East Manitou Road
Greece, NY 14612 United States
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Northern Shrike - Black Creek Park - © Jim Adams - Dec 26, 2015

A driving tour of the farm fields and open lands to the west of Rochester, this trip will search for Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur, Northern Shrike, and hawks in the plains and country roads of western Monroe and Orleans counties.

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Beginner Birder Trip: Mendon Ponds Park Songbird Trail

January 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Mendon Ponds Park, 95 Douglas Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 United States
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Black-capped Chickadee - Mendon Ponds - © Yvonne Mathews - Mar 19, 2017

This trip will be a leisurely winter walk featuring some very close looks at our winter passerines! Bring some sunflower seeds and your camera!

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Avon and Lima Rural Tour Field Trip

January 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Nations Road, 2658-2682 Nations Rd
Avon, NY 14414 United States
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Snow Bunting - Avon - © Eunice Thein - Mar 17, 2017

We’ll search the Nations Road area, looking for Northern Shrike, hawks, Snow Bunting, and other birds of the fields and farmland in winter.

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