Downloadable Field Trip Lists

You can download a complete list of our 2022 field trips by clicking the link below.  This trip list has been updated as of April 11, 2022, and was added to the site on April 18, 2022. Please remember that for the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding an upcoming field trip, always check Field Trips as the COVID-19 pandemic often necessitates changes.  Trips run approximately 2 to 4 hours. Bring binoculars. All field trips will go rain/snow or shine unless there is a travel advisory issued. Online registration for each trip is required and opens at 7:30 p.m. 7 days before the trip date and closes at 1:00 p.m. the day before the trip. All trips have limited capacity. It would be greatly appreciated if those who need to cancel, would do so before the 1 p.m. deadline. If COVID guidelines allow, if at all possible, please carpool!

Please carefully read all our COVID-19 policies below, and in particular note that for the foreseeable future, pre-registration is required for all field trips.

2022 RBA Downloadable Field Trip List as of 4/11/2022

2021 RBA Downloadable Field Trip List

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

The Rochester Birding Association has instituted the following procedures for all field trips for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. By registering for a field trip, you acknowledge that you have read and will abide by these policies.

Registration Policies:

  • Advance registration is required in order to attend the trip. NYS guidelines for the allowable number of attendees at an outdoor gathering have eased considerably, but out of an abundance of caution, we will continue capacity limits that will be determined on a trip-by-trip basis.
  • Individuals who did not pre-register will not be allowed to attend the field trip.
  • Should you decide not to attend the trip, we encourage you to cancel your reservation before 1:00 PM the day before the trip to make room for others. Canceling is easily done through the Eventbrite website; see your confirmation email for details.

Health Screening Considerations:

  • Full contact information is required at registration, in case contact tracing is requested.
  • No one who has a temperature of 100.4F or greater (without having taken any fever-reducing medications) should attend.
  • No one who has any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell) should attend.
  • No one who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or who has been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine should attend.
  • No one who has been in close (within 6 feet) or proximate (same closed environment, but greater than 6 feet) contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days, should attend.
  • No one who has traveled or who lives with someone who has traveled to a country or state on the New York coronavirus travel advisory list in the last 14 days should attend.
  • Participants who test positive for the coronavirus within 14 days after attending a field trip are encouraged to contact the RBA.

Social Distancing and Safety Best Practices:

  • Mask wearing is required for participants who are not fully vaccinated; it is optional, but encouraged, for those fully vaccinated.
  • We will continue to encourage social distancing whether or not a mask is worn.
  • As long as participants continue to socially-distance, we will allow scope sharing.
  • Participants are encouraged to keep hand sanitizer with them in case of accidental contact.

Waive and Release from Liability: By registering for a field trip you acknowledge that you assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event, including potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. You further release, absolve, hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Rochester Birding Association, Inc. and all individually named organizers, leaders, and participants of the event. In case of injury, you hereby waive all claims against all organizers, leaders, and participants.

Photo/Video Waiver: If you do not consent to have your image used by the RBA in the manner next described, write “no photo” after your name on the registration form. Otherwise, by registering for a field trip you hereby grant permission to the Rochester Birding Association to take and publish photos or videos of you in connection with the event, with or without your name and for any lawful purpose including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.