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In areas of open water, we’ll look for some of the spectacular waterfowl that visit each winter, and with luck even see a few rarities!  The spots we visit feature good, close looks with very little walking.  Dress warmly as we may be standing outside for 2 to 3 hours (although you are free to leave at any time!).  Wear boots with good traction.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot on the west side of the Irondequoit Bay outlet bridge.  Bring your spotting scope if you have one, or share ours in turns.  

Note: This is a field trip for beginners. New birders should feel free to join these trips regardless of experience level: bring binoculars if you have them, and we will share our scopes. The pace & focus of Beginner Trips may not be satisfying for experienced birders. Our Beginner Trips focus on teaching identification skills, learning new habitats, and answering questions. Experienced birders are welcome but may be pressed into service as educators!

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