Why a wastewater treatment plant? Open water and a great location mean that this spot appears regularly on the fall birding lists. We will drive on the banks of the ponds, getting out wherever the birds are congregating. Discover the great opportunity this spot (and its helpful staff) offers.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Plant at the end of Industrial Blvd, which is off Pearl St. (Rte. 33) at the western edge of the city of Batavia. From the NYS Thruway I-90 at Batavia, exit 48, go south on Rt. 98 into the city of Batavia. At the second light (candy store), make a right turn onto Pearl St (or Genesee St), which is Rt. 33. Go west approximately 0.5 miles to Industrial Blvd. and make a left. Proceed south past the railroad tracks and straight up the hill and through the open gates to the entrance building of the treatment plant (first building on your left). Or, from Rochester, take I-490 W, to Exit 2 (Rt. 33 west). Follow Rt. 33 west through Batavia; turn left onto Pearl St (Rt. 33), stay right at roundabout, continue on Rt. 33, 0.5 miles to Industrial Blvd, turn left.
We will carpool from the Plant offices.