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April 2019

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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Braddock Bay Hawk Lookout Field Trip

April 28 @ 9:30 am
Braddock Bay Park, 199 East Manitou Road
Greece, NY 14612 United States
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This trip is for the spring hawk flight and migrating songbirds. This is a joint trip with the Buffalo Ornithological Society.

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May 2019

Cobbs Hill Park Field Trip

May 1 @ 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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Warbler Wednesdays

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Lucien Morin Park, 1135 Empire Boulevard
Webster, NY 14609 United States
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Magnolia Warbler - Oatka Creek Park (RBA field trip) - © Dick Horsey - May 16, 2017

Whether you're a new or aspiring birder who wants help finding and identifying the most colorful birds of spring, or an experienced birder who is looking for a quick trip on the way home from work, Warbler Wednesdays are a perfect respite for busy people.

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Taylor Marsh Field Trip

May 4 @ 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 and located in Ontario County north of Honeoye Lake. It is best known for marsh birds, including both local bittern and Virginia Rail. However, the star attraction is the 2-3 Sandhill Cranes that have been present in this area all year around for many years.

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Four Mile Creek Preserve, Webster, NY Field Trip

May 5 @ 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 meet at 8:00 a.m. in the preserve parking lot at the SE corner of Lake Rd. and Phillips Rd. in Webster. We will look for early spring migrants along the hiking trails.

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Camp Beechwood and Olga Fleisher Wildlife Preserve Field Trip

May 7 @ 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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Ontario Pathways Field Trip

May 8 @ 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

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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