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May 2018

Norway Road Field Trip

May 26 @ 7:00 am
Norway Road, Norway Road
Murray, NY United States
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Cerulean Warbler (F) - Norway Road (RBA Field Trip) - © Jeanne Verhulst - May 28, 2016

This unassuming trip usually racks up one of the longest bird lists of the year. From nesting Cerulean Warbler to Purple Martin along the lake, this trip showcases roadside birding in spectacular fashion!

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

May 27 @ 7:00 am
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge NY United States + Google Map
Prothonotary Warbler © Dominic Sherony

We will search for Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Cerulean Warbler, and other nesting birds at this local natural treasure. We’ll drive to various spots in the Refuge and take an easy walk along one of the very scenic trails.

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June 2018

Canadice Lake Field Trip

June 2 @ 7:00 am
Canadice Lake, Canadice Lake NY United States + Google Map
Black-and-white Warbler - Cobbs Hill - © Dick Horsey - May 08, 2016

Down the east side of the lake for a variety of nesting passerines, especially warblers and vireos. There will be a short walk at the south end of the lake but mostly we’ll drive and park along the shore.

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Bergen Swamp Field Trip

June 3 @ 7:30 am
Bergen Swamp, Hessenthaller Road
Bergen, NY United States
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Ovenbird - Bergen Swamp - © Jim Adams - May 19, 2016

A trip to this unique place is by special permit from the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society and will feature nesting birds.

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Allegany County Breeding Birds Field Trip

June 9 @ 6:00 am
Allegany County, New York, 1000 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY United States
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Prairie Warbler © Dominic Sherony

We'll begin our day along Rt. 21 overlooking Almond Dam looking for Bald Eagle, and possible shorebirds. We'll bird in Christmas tree plantations in the town of Andover for nesting Magnolia, Prairie, and Yellow-rumped Warbler and possible Clay-colored Sparrow.

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Letchworth State Park Field Trip

June 10 @ 5:30 am
Letchworth State Park Mt. Morris Dam Overlook, NY 14427 United States + Google Map
Barred Owl - Black Creek Park - © Dick Horsey - Feb 01, 2017

This trip frequently boasts more birds than any other RBA field trip: of course, it gets an early start! We’ll look for birds not frequently seen on other trips, such as Acadian Flycatcher and Barred Owl.

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Nations Road Fields & Farms Field Trip

June 16 @ 7:00 am
Nations Road, 2658-2682 Nations Rd
Avon, NY 14414 United States
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We will look for nesting bluebirds, Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrow, as well as meadowlarks, Bobolink, and maybe even a Red-headed Woodpecker.

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Trails at High Acres (Perinton Ponds Area) Field Trip

June 17 @ 8:00 am
High Acres Nature Area (HANA), 425 Perinton Parkway
Fairport, NY 14450 United States
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Wood Duck - High Acres Nature Area - © Dick Horsey - June 21, 2016

Our approximately two mile walk will explore about 250 acres at HANA and include some wet spots requiring ankle high waterproof shoes or boots.

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Ganondagan State Historic Site

June 23 @ 7:00 am
Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564 United States
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Bobolink - Burger Park - © Dana Kalir - May 21, 2016

We will start near the longhouse and the meadowlark field and then head down a wide trail through the woods, shrub land, wetland, and to an overlook in grassland. The round trip is 1.5 miles and is suitable for most, including knobby tire electric wheel chairs.

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Barnhart’s Camp and Keeney Swamp Field Trip

June 30 @ 6:30 am
Barnhart’s Camp and Keeney Swamp, 1000 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY United States
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Mourning Warbler © Chuck Schleigh

Travel throughout the diverse landscapes of Northern Allegany County, 20 minutes south of Letchworth State Park. Grassland, woodland, pond and swampland species such as Prairie and Mourning Warbler, bluebirds, Pied-billed Grebe, and maybe a bittern or two should be seen. This trip generally goes all day so we can see as much as possible!

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