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May 2019

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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Manitou Beach Preserve Field Trip

May 19 @ 8:00 am
Manitou Beach Preserve, Manitou Beach Preserve, Manitou Beach Rd
Hilton, NY 14468 United States
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Willow Flycatcher - Beatty Point - © Dick Horsey - Jun 07, 2016

Our trip to this lakeside treasure should rack up good numbers of warblers, flycatchers, and other spring arrivals. Owned by the Genesee Land Trust, the Manitou Beach Preserve consists of 5 acres of field and hedgerow, shrub, and cattail wetlands extending into Braddock Bay.

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Oatka Creek Park Field Trip

May 21 @ 7:30 am
Oatka Creek Park, Quaker Road & Union Street
Garbutt, NY 14546 United States
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Indigo Bunting - Oatka Creek Park - © Jim Adams - June 29, 2016

Woods and meadow provide great habitat for nesting species such as Indigo Bunting, Eastern Towhee, Blue-winged Warbler, and Field Sparrow.

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Thousand Acre Swamp Field Trip

May 23 @ 7:30 am
Thousand Acre Swamp, Jackson Road and Penfield Center Road
Penfield, NY 14526 United States
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Eastern Bluebird (F) - Thousand Acre Swamp - © Dick Horsey - Apr 12, 2016

This easy 2.5 mile walk goes through a variety of habitats, resulting in a variety of breeding bird species and migrants. The habitats include swampy woods, drier woods, a marshy area, meadows, and a pond.

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

May 25 @ 7:00 am
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge NY United States + Google Map
Prothonotary Warbler © Dominic Sherony

We will search for Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Cerulean Warbler, and other nesting birds at this local natural treasure. We’ll drive to various spots in the Refuge and take an easy walk along one of the very scenic trails.

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Norway Road Field Trip

May 26 @ 7:00 am
Norway Road, Norway Road
Murray, NY United States
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Cerulean Warbler (F) - Norway Road (RBA Field Trip) - © Jeanne Verhulst - May 28, 2016

This unassuming trip usually racks up one of the longest bird lists of the year. From nesting Cerulean Warbler to Purple Martin along the lake, this trip showcases roadside birding in spectacular fashion!

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June 2019

Canadice Lake Field Trip

June 1 @ 7:00 am
Canadice Lake, Canadice Lake NY United States + Google Map
Black-and-white Warbler - Cobbs Hill - © Dick Horsey - May 08, 2016

We’ll go down the east side of the lake for a variety of nesting passerines, especially warblers and vireos. There will be a short walk at the south end of the lake, but mostly we’ll drive and park along the shore.

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