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We will be birding as we drive (and stop) throughout the diverse landscapes of northern Allegany County including Keeney Swamp. Grassland, woodland, pond and swampland species such as Prairie and Mourning Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, Indigo Buntings, and maybe a bittern could be seen. This trip generally goes all day so we can see as much as possible!

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Shop-n-Save on Rt. 408 (Mt. Morris-Nunda Rd), Nunda, New York, where restrooms are available. Spotting scopes and FRS Radios would be useful.

Lunch at Barnhart’s camp is a trip tradition—they grill the hot dogs! Bring a dish to pass—your choice (but this is optional).

Leaders: Jerry and Carolyn Barnhart 585-385-4026 and co-leaders Rick Stevens and Tom and Jeanne Verhulst 585-362-0803


RBA Field Trip Guidelines

All field trips go rain/snow or shine unless there is a travel advisory issued. Trips run approximately 2 to 4 hours. Bring binoculars. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Please arrive at the designated meeting location 10 minutes before the start time of the trip. Colds, flu, and COVID are still around–if you’re not feeling well, please stay home. Please carpool when possible!

Waive and Release from Liability: By participating in this field trip you acknowledge that you assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event. 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, upon arrival at the trip, please write “no photo” after your name on the sign-in Field Trip Roster. Otherwise, by attending this 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 listed above, with or without your name, and for any lawful purpose including, for example, such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.

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