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October 2019

Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

October 13 @ 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 19 @ 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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November 2019

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Red-breasted Nuthatch - Durand Eastman Pk (RBA Field Trip) - © Dick Horsey - Nov 15, 2015

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

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December 2019

Niagara River Field Trip

December 1 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Niagara River, Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY 14174 United States
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Black-headed Gull, Niagara River (© Dominic Sherony)

We’ll be looking for special gulls and waterfowl. The Niagara River area is famous for the variety and number of gulls in winter. Can you pick out the rarities? This is a joint trip with the Buffalo Ornithological Society.

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Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conesus Lake Area, Vitale Park
Big Tree Road, NY 14480 United States
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Bufflehead - Conesus Lake (RBA Field Trip) - © Dick Horsey - Dec 05, 2015

We’ll be looking for Tundra Swan, Canvasback, Redhead, and other waterfowl.

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Beginner Trip: Nations Road

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nations Road, 2658-2682 Nations Rd
Avon, NY 14414 United States
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Short-eared Owl - West Bloomfield - © Zaphir Shamma - Jan 01, 2017

Sharpen your skills on wintering hawks and Short-eared Owl. Other wintering birds such as Horned Lark, Snow Bunting, and Lapland Longspur are often present.

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