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June 2020

***CANCELLED*** New!! Black Creek Park Breeding Bird Atlas Training Field Trip

June 14 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Creek Park, 3830 Union Street
North Chili, NY 14514 United States
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Barn Swallow (Juv) - Tinker Nature Park - © Dick Horsey - Jul 07, 2017

We'll be looking for breeding birds across a wide variety of habitats.  Come learn about the 3rd New York State Breeding Bird Atlas and how to go atlassing and contribute data.

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***CANCELLED*** Bergen Swamp Field Trip

June 20 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 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.  The mix of vegetation zones provides secluded nesting habitat for the usual western N.Y. species as well as those more characteristic of the Canadian zone such as Blue-headed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Black-and-white, Canada and Nashville Warblers. 

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***CANCELLED*** Odonata Sanctuary

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Odonata Sanctuary, 20 Parrish Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 United States
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The 100 acre privately owned Odonata Sanctuary, 20 Parrish Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472, is the former home of Joseph W. Taylor, who was a founder of the American Birding Association and president of Hawk Mountain Association. 

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***CANCELLED*** Barnhart’s Camp and Keeney Swamp Field Trip

June 28 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Shop ‘n Save – Nunda, 9045 State Route 408
Nunda, NY 14517 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 Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, Pied-billed Grebes, 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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August 2020

Conesus Inlet State WMA Field Trip – Registration Required!

August 1 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Vitale Park, Vitale Park
Big Tree Rd, NY 14480 United States
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Male Wood Duck, Llanelli, Wales (© Richard Ashworth)

Explore this expansive wetland for Virginia Rails and Wood Duck families.  We’ve seen eagles on a reliable basis, Cliff Swallows and more. 

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***CANCELLED*** Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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

Learn more about the fall migration of shorebirds in this nearby birding treasure. We’ll visit key spots you’ll want to revisit again and again! Meet in the Bushnell’s Basin Park and Ride lot at 1:00 p.m.

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***CANCELLED*** 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 – Registration Open!

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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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip – Registration Open Sept. 6

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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*** CANCELLED *** 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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