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Beechwood State Park is on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Wayne County and should attract warblers, vireos, thrushes and other migrants. The Beechwood trip will involve about two miles of walking over mostly level ground (Port-a-john available) and will last until about noon.

Bring lunch if you plan to attend the second part of the trip to the Olga Fleisher Preserve (known locally as Huckleberry Swamp), a bottomland forest and wetland. Huckleberry has a boardwalk except for a short dirt road back to the parking area. (No restroom.)

Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Webster Park, corner of Lake and Holt Roads, or at 7:30 a.m. at B. Forman Park, 4507 Lake Road, Pultneyville, 14538 (Port-a-john). We will continue to Beechwood from there. If meeting at Beechwood, meet at the main parking area off Lake Road, (not at the stream area parking) at about 8:00 a.m.

Leader: Jim Wood 585-967-8687 and co-leader Jeanne Verhulst 585-362-0803


2023 RBA Guidelines for Field Trips

RBA field trips will abide by CDC (or NYS) health guidelines that might be in effect at the time of the field trip.  By registering for a field trip you are agreeing that you will also abide by those guidelines. CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 can be found here: NYS recommendations related to COVID-19 can be found here:


  • Scope use/sharing is allowed.
  • You are encouraged to keep hand sanitizer with you.


  • The RBA will continue with advance registration through Eventbrite for all field trips.
  • Registration opens at 7:30 p.m. seven days before the trip date.
  • Registration closes at 1:00 p.m. the day before the trip.
  • Capacity limits have been greatly expanded but will be determined on a trip-by-trip basis with input from leaders (or if there are NYS mandates).
  • If you are not able to attend, we encourage you to cancel your reservation before 1:00 p.m. the day before the trip to make room for others.


Canceling is done through your Eventbrite confirmation email.

Waive and Release from Liability: By registering for this 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, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Otherwise, by registering for 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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