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May 2021

Powder Mills Park & BANC Sanctuary Joint Field Trip with Burroughs Audubon Nature Club – Registration Opens May 8, 2021

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Powder Mills Park, 199 Park Road
Pittsford, NY United States
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Blue-winged Warbler - Kendall - © Kimberly Sucy - May 21, 2017

On the east side, Powder Mills Park is a mature woodland and wetland park that can be productive for many late-migrating or nesting species. In recent years, Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Red-tailed Hawks, American Woodcocks and Blue-winged Warblers have all nested there.

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Manitou Beach Preserve Field Trip – Registration Opens May 9, 2021

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Manitou Beach Preserve, Manitou Beach Preserve, Manitou Beach Rd
Hilton, NY 14468 United States
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Willow Flycatcher - Beatty Point - © Dick Horsey - Jun 07, 2016

Our trip to this lakeside treasure should rack up good numbers of warblers, flycatchers, and other spring arrivals. Owned by the Genesee Land Trust, the Manitou Beach Preserve consists of 5 acres of flat, field, forest and hedgerow, shrub, and cattail wetlands extending into Braddock Bay

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Oatka Creek Park Field Trip – Registration Opens May 11, 2021

May 18 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Oatka Creek Park, Quaker Road & Union Street
Garbutt, NY 14546 United States
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Indigo Bunting - Oatka Creek Park - © Jim Adams - June 29, 2016

Woods and meadow provide great habitat for nesting species such as Indigo Bunting, Eastern Towhee, Blue-winged Warbler and Field Sparrow.

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Thousand Acre Swamp Field Trip – Registration Opens May 13, 2021

May 20 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Thousand Acre Swamp, Jackson Road and Penfield Center Road
Penfield, NY 14526 United States
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Eastern Phoebe - Thousand Acre Swamp - © Dick Horsey - Apr 12, 2016

Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy of Western New York. It has a bird checklist of 120 species. This level 2.5-mile walk goes through varied habitats, resulting in a variety of breeding bird species and migrants.

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip – Registration Opens May 15, 2021

May 22 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge NY United States + Google Map
Prothonotary Warbler © Dominic Sherony

We will search for Prothonotary Warblers, Yellow-throated Vireos, Cerulean Warblers, and other nesting birds at this local natural treasure.  We’ll drive to various spots in the refuge and take an easy walk along one of the very scenic trails.

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Norway Road Field Trip – Registration Opens May 16, 2021

May 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Norway Road, Norway Road
Murray, NY United States
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Cerulean Warbler (F) - Norway Road (RBA Field Trip) - © Jeanne Verhulst - May 28, 2016

This unassuming trip usually racks up one of the longest bird lists of the year. From nesting Cerulean Warbler to Purple Martin along the lake, this trip showcases roadside birding in spectacular fashion!

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New!! Taylor Road – Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek – Registration Opens May 18, 2021

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Taylor Road – Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek, 66 Taylor Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 United States
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Hermit Thrush - Oatka Creek Park - © Jim Adams - Apr 25, 2016

We will walk the mowed grassy trails of the 65-acre property of RBA member Linda Roca. Hedgerows, fields, Irondequoit Creek, brushy habitat, and woods should be productive for thrushes, late warblers, and woodpeckers among others.

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Canadice Lake Field Trip – Registration Opens May 22, 2021

May 29 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Canadice Lake, Canadice Lake NY United States + Google Map
Black-and-white Warbler - Cobbs Hill - © Dick Horsey - May 08, 2016

We’ll go down the east side of the lake for a variety of nesting passerines, especially warblers and vireos. We will make multiple stops as we drive along the road.

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June 2021

Ganondagan State Historic Site State Park Field Trip – Registration Opens May 29, 2021

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564 United States
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Bobolink - Burger Park - © Dana Kalir - May 21, 2016

This trip has generated large species lists due to the many habitat types we will travel through. We will start from the parking lot to the longhouse and the meadowlark field and then head down a wide trail through woods, shrubland, and wetland to an overlook in grassland.

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Letchworth State Park Field Trip – Registration Opens May 30, 2021

June 6 @ 5:30 am - 2:30 pm
Letchworth State Park Mt. Morris Dam Overlook, NY 14427 United States + Google Map
Barred Owl - Black Creek Park - © Dick Horsey - Feb 01, 2017

This trip frequently boasts more birds than any other RBA field trip. Of course, it gets an early start! We’ll look for birds not frequently seen on other trips, such as Acadian Flycatcher and Barred Owl.

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