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January 2019

Avon and Lima Rural Tour Field Trip

January 26 @ 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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February 2019

NEW! Winter Waterfowl and Other Possibilities

February 10 @ 8:30 am
Irondequoit Bay Outlet, 4916 Culver Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Long-tailed Duck - Irondequoit Bay Outlet - © Dick Horsey - Feb 22, 2016

We will meet at Irondequoit Bay Outlet at 8:30 a.m. to look for Long-tailed Ducks, mergansers, scaup and others that may be present.

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March 2019

Beginner Birder Trip: Charlotte, Braddock Bay, and Lakeshore Fields

March 3 @ 8:30 am
Charlotte / Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte Park, 4800 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613 United States
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Redhead - Charlotte Pier - © Dick Horsey - Jan 22, 2016

Warmer weather is on its way and with it, bird activity picks up. We’ll check water for ducks, fields for inland birds, and watch the skies for raptors as well.

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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

March 9 @ 9:00 am
Hamlin Beach State Park, 1 Camp Rd
Hamlin, NY 14464 United States
Rough-legged Hawk - Burger Park - © Zaphir Shamma - Nov 22, 2015

We will gather at Braddock Bay Park and drive to Hamlin Beach State Park where we will be looking for migrating waterfowl as we work our way back east.

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Lake Shore Marshes East Wildlife Management Area Field Trip

March 16 @ 7:30 am
Lakeshore Marshes East Wildlife Management Area, Broadway Road
North Wolcott, NY United States
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Fox Sparrow - Perinton - © Shelley Patterson - Apr 03, 2016

This extensive driving tour of the large natural area to our northeast always turns up some great birds! We’ll look for unusual ducks, late winter birds, and interesting migrants like Fox Sparrow.

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Beginner Birder Trip: Owl Woods & Hawk Watch Site

March 24 @ 7:30 am
Owl Woods, 349 Manitou Beach Road
Rochester, NY 14468 United States
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We’ll look primarily for our smallest visiting owl, the Northern Saw-whet, which returns to this spot on a yearly basis. Long-eared Owl generally put in an appearance, too, although they’re quite shy and great at hiding.

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April 2019

Owl Woods (“Pear Orchard”) Woodcock Courtship Flight Field Trip

April 12 @ 7:00 pm
Owl Woods, 349 Manitou Beach Road
Rochester, NY 14468 United States
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American Woodcock - Hamlin Beach Park - © Dick Horsey - Jul 26, 2016

This will be an evening trip for woodcock courtship flight. If you’ve never seen this spectacle, prepare to be amazed: birds call noisily from the ground in grassy fields before spiraling rapidly up high, descending back down in a zig-zagging noisy frenzy only to start the cycle anew.

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High Acres Nature Area Field Trip

April 20 @ 8:00 am
High Acres Nature Area (HANA), 425 Perinton Parkway
Fairport, NY 14450 United States
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Over 130 bird species have been observed at HANA including more than 70 that nest in the diverse habitats found there. During this field trip we expect to see at least 40 species returning to nest or on their way to northern nesting grounds.

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Highland Park Field Trip

April 24 @ 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 27 @ 8:00 am
Lakeshore Warbler Hotspots, 30 Long Pond Road
Greece, NY 14612 United States
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The shoreline of Lake Ontario is a haven for migrating warblers and other passerines. We’ll look for those early warblers, such as Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, to whet our appetites for the weeks to come.

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