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October 2019

RBA Young Birder Event: LaSalles Landing & Lucien Morin Park

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
LaSalles Landing Park, 1080 Empire Blvd.
Webster, NY 14580 United States
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Pectoral Sandpiper - LaSalle Landing - © Eunice Thein - Oct 23, 2018

We’ll start by searching LaSalles Landing Park and the south end of Irondequoit Bay for waterfowl, gulls, and possible lingering shorebirds.

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Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

October 19 @ 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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November 2019

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Red-breasted Nuthatch - Durand Eastman Pk (RBA Field Trip) - © Dick Horsey - Nov 15, 2015

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

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November: Lucy Winters Durkin – “John James Audubon: Birds in Paint and Print”

November 14 @ 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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Lucy Winters Durkin

The images from John James Audubon's Birds of America are familiar to most birders, but a significant portion of Audubon's work remains almost unknown - the written text that originally accompanied the illustrations. 

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RBA Young Birder Event: Durand Eastman Park & Irondequoit Bay

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Cedar Waxwing - Durand Eastman Park - © Dick Horsey - Dec 08, 2015

We’ll start by taking a walk through Durand Eastman Park. We’ll likely see a mix of winter passerines like woodpeckers, robins, chickadees, titmice, Cedar Waxwings, finches and cardinals, but with a little luck they’ll be supplemented by something special.

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December 2019

Niagara River Field Trip

December 1 @ 7:00 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)

We’ll be looking for special gulls and waterfowl. The Niagara River area is famous for the variety and number of gulls in winter. Can you pick out the rarities? This is a joint trip with the Buffalo Ornithological Society.

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RBA Young Birder Event: Christmas Bird Count for Kids

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, 10 Braddocks Avenue
Hilton, NY 14468 United States
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White-throated Sparrow - Mendon Ponds - © Candace Giles - Dec 21, 2016

For 119 years, adults have counted birds every winter as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count, and now it’s time for kids to join the fun! The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a family-friendly bird-watching event that builds bird identification skills and contributes to scientific bird count data.

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Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

December 7 @ 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 Swan, Canvasback, Redhead, and other waterfowl.

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Beginner Trip: Nations Road

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 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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December: Daniel Baldassarre – “Linking Behavior and Biodiversity in Birds”

December 12 @ 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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Daniel Baldassarre

Daniel Baldassarre is interested in evolutionary biology and biodiversity, and especially loves studying birds. To study avian biodiversity, he focuses on small populations of birds and looks for connections between unusual behaviors and broad-scale patterns.

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