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March 2020

March Meeting: Christina Hoh, NYSDEC Biologist, Avon NY – “Monitoring New York’s Winter Raptors”

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Clover Center of the Arts and Spirituality/The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Christina Hoh

Upstate New York is known for its harsh winters, but a handful of raptor species specialize in cold and snowy weather and spend their winters right here in our communities.

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May 2020

NEW!!! Rush Riverside Refuge (in association with Rush Recreation and Parks Association) Field Trip

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Rush Riverside Refuge, 250 Rush Scottsville Rd,
Rush, NY 14543 United States
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Chestnut-sided Warbler - Letchworth Park (RBA Field Trip) - © Jeanne Verhulst - June 12, 2016

The town of Rush has recently acquired a new patch of land containing old-growth woods, farm fields in various stages of succession, and a mile of Genesee River frontage.  Join us as we explore this “new” birding spot. 

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New!! Taylor Road – Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Taylor Road – Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek, 66 Taylor Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 United States
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Hermit Thrush - Oatka Creek Park - © Jim Adams - Apr 25, 2016

We will walk the mowed grassy trails of the 65-acre property of RBA member Linda Roca. 

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June 2020

Ganondagan State Historic Site State Park Field Trip

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564 United States
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Bobolink - Burger Park - © Dana Kalir - May 21, 2016

This trip has generated large species lists due to the many habitat types we will travel through.  We will start from the parking lot to the longhouse and the meadowlark field and then head down a wide trail through woods, shrubland, wetland to an overlook in grassland. 

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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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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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September 2020

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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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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