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April 2018

Highland Park Field Trip

April 25 @ 8:00 am
Highland Park, Reservoir Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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We'll be looking for spring migrants and lovely flora. This walk would be gorgeous even without the birds, but it does have birds in abundance!

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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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Four Mile Creek Preserve, Webster, NY Field Trip

April 29 @ 8:00 am
Four Mile Creek Preserve, Phillips & Lake Road
Webster, NY United States
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Golden-crowned Kinglet © Chuck Schleigh

We will look for early spring migrants along the hiking trails.

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May 2018

Camp Beechwood and Olga Fleisher Wildlife Preserve Field Trip

May 1 @ 7:00 am
Beechwood State Park, Campground
Sodus, NY 14551 United States
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Wood Thrush, Thousand Acre Swamp, Penfield, NY (© Richard Ashworth)

This park on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Wayne County should attract warblers, vireos, thrushes, and other migrants and also boasts a robust Bank Swallow colony.

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Cobbs Hill Park Field Trip

May 2 @ 8:00 am
Cobbs Hill Park, Culver Road and Norris Drive
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Black-throated Blue Warbler © Dominic Sherony

With spring in full swing, come to one of Rochester's best kept birding secrets: Cobbs Hill Park's Washington Grove. Colorful warblers and other spring migrants arrive in masses to this urban oasis of tall stately trees.

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Thousand Acre Swamp Field Trip

May 3 @ 7:30 am
Thousand Acre Swamp, Jackson Road and Penfield Center Road
Penfield, NY 14526 United States
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Baltimore Oriole - Thousand Acre Swamp - © Richard Ashworth - May 05, 2016

This easy 2.5 mile walk goes through a variety of habitats, resulting in a variety of breeding bird species and migrants. The habitats include swampy woods, drier woods, a marshy area, meadows, and a pond.

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Taylor Marsh Field Trip

May 5 @ 8:00 am
Taylor Marsh, Allens Hill Road & Nighan Hill Road
Honeoye, NY United States
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Virginia Rail - Conesus Inlet - © Nick Kachala - May 14, 2016

Taylor Marsh is a preserve owned by the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society, in Ontario County north of Honeoye Lake. It is best known for marsh birds, including both local bittern and both local rail species.

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Ontario Pathways Field Trip

May 6 @ 7:00 am
Ontario Pathways, 2011-2077 New York 96
Clifton Springs, NY 14432 United States
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Bay-breasted Warbler © Chuck Schleigh

In a joint venture with the Eaton Birding Society, we'll look for warblers and other spring migrants along this level, rails-to-trails pathway in Ontario County. This well-maintained trail is an established favorite for wildlife viewing and scenic views.

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May: Suan Hsi Yong – “Who goes there? Birding with Infrared Thermography”

May 10 @ 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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Suan Yong uses Infared Thermography to locate birds

Infrared Thermography allows one to see the temperature of everyday objects. It can highlight warm objects against a cooler background, making it a great tool for finding birds and other warm-blooded animals.

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Manitou Beach Preserve Field Trip

May 12 @ 8:00 am
Manitou Beach Preserve, Manitou Beach Preserve, Manitou Beach Rd
Hilton, NY 14468 United States
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Willow Flycatcher - Beatty Point - © Dick Horsey - Jun 07, 2016

Our trip to the lakeside treasure should rack up good numbers of warblers, flycatchers, and other spring arrivals. Owned by the Genesee Land Trust, Manitou Beach consists of 5 acres of field and hedgerow, shrub and cattail wetlands extending into Braddock Bay.

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