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September 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Sandhill Crane - Montezuma NWR (RBA Field Trip) - © Eunice Thein - Sep 24, 2016

We’ll be looking for waterfowl and migrating shorebirds.  Expect to see herons, eagles and possibly falcons.  

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Ganondagan State Historic Site – Registration Open Sept 19

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564 United States
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Bobolink - Montezuma NWR (Muckrace) - © Dick Horsey - Sep 19, 2015

We will look for sparrows in the brush and other migrating birds near the parking area, and then walk about 2 miles round trip on the Seneca Trail beside fields and in the woods along Trout Brook. 

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip – Registration Open Sept 20

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge NY United States + Google Map
Bald Eagle - Iroquois NWR (RBA Field Trip) - © Candace Giles - Oct 15, 2016

We’ll look for migrant ducks and various passerines in this “get to know Iroquois in autumn” trip. 

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October 2020

Whiting Road Nature Preserve – Registration Opens Sept. 26!

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Whiting Road Preserve, 403 Whiting Road
Webster, NY 14580 United States
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Pileated Woodpecker - Whiting Road Nature Preserve - © Dick Horsey - Feb 24, 2017

This preserve includes about 240 acres of land that is made up of a variety of birding habitats.  This results in decent birding lists throughout the year.  The trails are well marked and maintained.

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October Meeting via Zoom!: Gary Lee – “Birds that have Moved North with Climate Change, and Boreal Birds that have Gone Off the Radar During the Same Time”

October 8 @ 7:00 pm
NY United States
Gary Lee at a field banding site

Gary N. Lee, a former forest ranger and long-time resident birder from Inlet, NY, in the Adirondacks, will present on “Birds that have moved north with climate change, and boreal birds that have gone off the radar during the same time.” –Just in time for some fall birding!

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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip – Cancelled

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamlin Beach State Park, 1 Camp Road
Hamlin, NY 14464 United States
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Pine Siskin - Hamlin Beach Park - © Dick Horsey - Oct 05, 2015

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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Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip – Cancelled

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant, 9 Treadeasy Ave
Batavia, NY 14020 United States
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Northern Shoveler - Batavia WTP - © Dick Horsey - Oct 30, 2015

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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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip – Registration Open Oct 24

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Red-breasted Nuthatch - Durand Eastman Park - © Dick Horsey - Oct 27, 2015

Waxwings, winter finches, and lingering migrants are possible.  We may visit Irondequoit Bay to look for waterfowl. 

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November 2020

Niagara River Field Trip – Cancelled

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Niagara River, Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY 14174 United States
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Black-headed Gull, Niagara River (© Dominic Sherony)

Join us on our birding venture along the Niagara River in both the US and Canada.  We will start at Lake Ontario and work our way south to the Falls.  Our focus will be on waterfowl and gulls, including Bonaparte’s Gull and Little Gull, with possible late migrating Common Tern, with additional stops for Red-headed Woodpecker, Black Vulture and late migrating passerines.

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December 2020

Conesus Lake Area Field Trip – Registration Opens Nov. 28

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conesus Lake Area, Vitale Park
Big Tree Road, NY 14480 United States
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Bufflehead - Conesus Lake (RBA Field Trip) - © Dick Horsey - Dec 05, 2015

We’ll be looking for Tundra Swans, Canvasback, Redhead and other waterfowl. 

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