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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip – Registration Opens September 18, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bald Eagle - Iroquois NWR (RBA Field Trip) - © Candace Giles - Oct 15, 2016

We’ll look for migrant ducks and various passerines in this “get to know Iroquois in autumn” trip.  This trip is a combination of driving and walking and includes a boardwalk, forest trail, and dirt road. Length about 3.5 miles total on mostly flat trail.

Port-a-john available about midway through trip.

Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Brockport Wegmans’ parking lot (restroom).  For those traveling from the west, meet at the Upper Stafford Marsh Overlook near 5999 Albion Road, Oakfield, NY at 11:30 a.m.

Bring a lunch and beverages as this trip can go until sundown. Spotting scopes would be very useful.

RBA Guidelines for Field Trips

In order to protect the health of our birders and the wider community, and in order to ensure compliance with any NYS COVID-19 mandates that might be in effect, the following policies and guidelines will govern our field trips for the foreseeable future. By registering for a field trip, you acknowledge that you have read and will abide by these policies.

Registration:

  • Advance registration through Eventbrite will continue for all field trips.
  • Registration opens at 7:30 p.m. seven days before the trip date.
  • Generally, 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 be 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 the your Eventbrite confirmation email.)

Health Screening Considerations:

  • Full contact information is required at registration, in case contact tracing is requested.
  • No one who has any COVID-19 symptoms (or Flu or cold, for that matter!) should attend. 
Symptoms: cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, runny nose, fever of 100.4 F or greater without fever-reducing medications, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or loss of taste or smell.
  • No one who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days or who has been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine should attend. 
[The current (August 2022) CDC protocol, for COVID-19 is a minimum of 5 days isolation ended only if there is no fever, without medication, on day 6 or after 24 more hours without a fever. After that, one is to wear a mask for another 5 days when outside the home.]
  • No one unwilling to wear a mask who has been in close contact (within 6 feet) with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days, should attend.
  • Participants who test positive for the coronavirus within 14 days after attending a field trip are encouraged to contact the RBA at info@rochesterbirding.org.

Safety Best Practices:

If participants have met the above requirements:

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

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, 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.

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Where to Meet?
Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Brockport Wegmans’ parking lot (restroom).  For those traveling from the west, meet at the Upper Stafford Marsh Overlook near 5999 Albion Road, Oakfield, NY at 11:30 a.m. 
Trip Leader
Sheryl Gracewski & Tom Nash 585-261-6975
Trip Co-Leader
Rosemary Reilly 585-748-0802

Venue

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge NY United States + Google Map
Website:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/iroquois/
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