We’ll start by taking a walk through Durand Eastman Park. We’ll likely see a mix of winter passerines like woodpeckers, robins, chickadees, titmice, Cedar Waxwings, finches and cardinals, but with a little luck they’ll be supplemented by something special. Bohemian Waxwing, Red Crossbill. White-winged Crossbill, and Pine Grosbeak have all put appearances in the park in November!
After we’ve worn out our walking legs, we’ll take a quick drive to Irondequoit Bay Outlet where we should be able to get good looks at several species of waterfowl and gulls. Long-tailed Ducks, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, three mergansers, and other ducks are sometimes joined by loons, scaup, scoters, and grebes. The platoons of Ring-billed Gulls are joined by Herring, Bonaparte’s and Great Black-backed Gulls . . . and maybe even a gannet like the one the YB team saw in 2017.