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August 2017

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

August 27 @ 10:00 am
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Common Gallinule - Montezuma NWR - © Dick Horsey - Jun 21, 2017

We’ll be looking for ducks and shorebirds in migration. Expect to see herons, eagles, and possibly falcons. Meet at Bushnell’s Basin Park & Ride, 10 a.m.

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September 2017

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

September 2 @ 8:00 am
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Wood Thrush, Thousand Acre Swamp, Penfield, NY (© Richard Ashworth)

We’ll be looking for thrushes and other migrants. Durand can be surprising this time of year. Just when you thought the birding was quieting down, you run into a pocket of birds here that boggle the mind.

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Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

September 9 @ 8:00 am
Charlotte / Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte Park, 4800 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613 United States
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Tennessee Warbler. © Richard Ashworth

We’ll be looking for shorebirds, warblers, and other fall migrants in Greece and environs. Badgerow Park is a small area that offers good vantage points along pleasant trails, with the occasional surprise rarity.

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

September 10 @ 1:00 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Hudsonian Godwit - Montezuma NWR - © Dana Kalir - Oct 02, 2015

We’ll be looking for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds.

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

September 23 @ 10:00 am
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Solitary Sandpiper - Montezuma NWR - © Dick Horsey - Sep 11, 2015

We’ll be looking for waterfowl and migrating shorebirds.

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October 2017

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

October 14 @ 11:00 am
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge NY United States + Google Map
Male Wood Duck, Llanelli, Wales (© Richard Ashworth)

We’ll look for migrant ducks, owls, and various passerines in this “Get to Know Iroquois in Autumn” trip.

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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

October 15 @ 8:00 am
Hamlin Beach State Park, 1 Camp Road
Hamlin, NY 14464 United States
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Common Goldeneye (F) - Hamlin Beach Park - © Candace Giles - Nov 22, 2016

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

October 21 @ 9:00 am
Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant, 9 Treadeasy Ave
Batavia, NY 14020 United States
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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 2017

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

November 12 @ 8:00 am
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Cedar Waxwing, Powder Mills Park, Pittsford, NY (© Richard Ashworth)

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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Afternoon Owl Trek Field Trip

November 24 @ 12:00 pm
Charlotte / Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte Park, 4800 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613 United States
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Eastern Screech Owl - Gray Phase - © Chuck Schleigh

By the day after Thanksgiving, wintering owls may have returned to the area while our resident owls remain close to their home turf. We’ll be looking for Eastern Screech-, Great Horned, Snowy and Short-eared Owl primarily in this trip that may involve driving between counties to get to where the owls are!

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