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August 2020

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Common Gallinule - Montezuma NWR - © Mary Ackley - Aug 23, 2016

We’ll be looking for waterfowl and migrating shorebirds. Expect to see herons, eagles and possibly falcons.

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September 2020

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Turning Point Park

September 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 along the river and lakeshore.  At Charlotte Beach, we’ll look for gulls in many plumages and some shorebirds, too.  At Turning Point Park, we will look for the usual suspects and fall migrants. 

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New!! Whiting Road Nature Preserve

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whiting Road Preserve, 403 Whiting Road
Webster, NY 14580 United States
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Pileated Woodpecker - Whiting Road Nature Preserve - © Dick Horsey - Feb 24, 2017

This preserve includes about 240 acres of land that is made up of a variety of birding habitats.  This results in decent birding lists throughout the year.  The trails are well marked and maintained.

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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

September 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 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.  This will be an easy 2-hour walk along paved roads. 

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Sandhill Crane - Montezuma NWR (RBA Field Trip) - © Eunice Thein - Sep 24, 2016

We’ll be looking for waterfowl and migrating shorebirds.  Expect to see herons, eagles and possibly falcons.  

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Ganondagan State Historic Site

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564 United States
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Bobolink - Montezuma NWR (Muckrace) - © Dick Horsey - Sep 19, 2015

We will look for sparrows in the brush and other migrating birds near the parking area, and then walk about 2 miles round trip on the Seneca Trail beside fields and in the woods along Trout Brook. 

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge NY United States + Google Map
Bald Eagle - Iroquois NWR (RBA Field Trip) - © Candace Giles - Oct 15, 2016

We’ll look for migrant ducks and various passerines in this “get to know Iroquois in autumn” trip. 

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October 2020

Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamlin Beach State Park, 1 Camp Road
Hamlin, NY 14464 United States
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Pine Siskin - Hamlin Beach Park - © Dick Horsey - Oct 05, 2015

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 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant, 9 Treadeasy Ave
Batavia, NY 14020 United States
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Northern Shoveler - Batavia WTP - © Dick Horsey - Oct 30, 2015

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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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Red-breasted Nuthatch - Durand Eastman Park - © Dick Horsey - Oct 27, 2015

Waxwings, winter finches, and lingering migrants are possible.  We may visit Irondequoit Bay to look for waterfowl. 

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