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April 2019

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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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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Island Cottage Woods, Church Woods, and Fire House Woods – Warbler Hotspots Field Trip

May 11 @ 7:00 am
Island Cottage Woods, Island Cottage Road & Edgemere Drive
Rochester, NY United States
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Bay-breasted Warbler - Braddock Bay West Spit - © Nick Kachala - May 14, 2016

West Side hotspots are highlighted in this multi-stop trip for migrants of various kinds: from warblers to snipe, we’ll show you where to look for spring birds on the west side.

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Amy’s Pond & Woodsmith — Genesee Land Trust / RBA Joint Field Trip

May 12 @ 7:00 am
Amy’s Ponds – Genesee Land Trust and Conservation Easements, 484 Lake Road
Ontario, NY 14519 United States
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Amy's Pond and Woodsmith-GLT (Jeanne Verhulst)-1

This is a field trip to the private property of Janet Smith for spring migrants, early nesters and waterfowl. Two adjacent easements make up 187 acres that include two large ponds, mature woodland, and open fields all within 0.5 mi. of Lake Ontario.

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Tinker Nature Park Field Trip

May 16 @ 8:30 am
Tinker Nature Park, 1525 Calkins Road
Henrietta, NY 14467 United States
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Pileated Woodpecker - Tinker Nature Park - © Eunice Thein - Nov 18, 2016

Located in Henrietta, the 68 acre Tinker Nature Park features wide (handicap accessible) trails through a varied habitat of mature forest, swamp, marsh, and meadow. Join us as we search for migrating and nesting birds.

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Powder Mills Park & BANC Sanctuary Joint Field Trip with Burroughs Audubon Nature Club

May 18 @ 7:30 am
Powder Mills Park, 199 Park Road
Pittsford, NY United States
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Blue-winged Warbler - Kendall - © Kimberly Sucy - May 21, 2017

On the east-side, Powder Mills Park is a mature woodland park that can be productive for many species of late migrating or nesting warblers and other songbirds; Blue-winged Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Scarlet Tanager have all nested there.

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