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January 2022

Avon and Lima Rural Tour Field Trip – Registration Opens January 15, 2022

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nations Road, 2658-2682 Nations Rd
Avon, NY 14414 United States
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Snow Bunting - Avon - © Eunice Thein - Mar 17, 2017

We’ll search the Nations Road area, looking for Northern Shrikes, hawks, Snow Buntings, and other birds of the fields and farmland in winter. We’ll be mostly driving, with frequent stops along the road.

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Lakeshore Plains West Field Trip – Registration Opens January 23, 2022

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Braddock Bay Park, 199 East Manitou Road
Greece, NY 14612 United States
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Northern Shrike - Black Creek Park - © Jim Adams - Dec 26, 2015

A driving tour of the farm fields and open lands to the west of Rochester, this trip will search for Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, Northern Shrikes, falcons (possible Merlin or Peregrine) and hawks (hoping for Rough Legged and Northern Harriers) in western Monroe and possibly into Orleans County.

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February 2022

February Meeting via Zoom with Speaker Jennifer Rycenga – “Initiators and Novices: Birders and Community-Science”

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jennifer Rycenga

Jennifer Rycenga will describe the special skills that birders bring to the community-science world, and the ways that learning about other taxa can help improve your birding skills.

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Winter Waterfowl and Other Possibilities – Registration Opens February 6, 2022

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Irondequoit Bay Outlet, 5000 Culver Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Long-tailed Duck - Irondequoit Bay Outlet - © Dick Horsey - Feb 22, 2016

Starting at Irondequoit Bay Outlet, we will look for beautiful Long-tailed Ducks, mergansers, scaup and other ducks. We will also concentrate on locating wintering gulls like the occasional Lesser Black Backed, Iceland and Glaucous gulls.

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March 2022

Lake Shore Marshes East Wildlife Management Area Field Trip – Registration Opens March 5, 2022

March 12 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lakeshore Marshes East Wildlife Management Area, Broadway Road
North Wolcott, NY United States
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Fox Sparrow - Perinton - © Shelley Patterson - Apr 03, 2016

This extensive driving tour of the large natural area to our northeast always turns up some great birds! We’ll look for unusual ducks, late winter birds, and interesting migrants like Fox Sparrows.

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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip – Registration Opens March 12, 2022

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hamlin Beach State Park, 1 Camp Rd
Hamlin, NY 14464 United States
Rough-legged Hawk - Burger Park - © Zaphir Shamma - Nov 22, 2015

We will gather at Braddock Bay Park and drive to Hamlin Beach State Park where we will look for waterfowl. Driving back east, we will look through fields for migrant waterfowl and lingering winter field birds. We will stop at Owl Woods in search of migrating owls.

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Beginner Birder Trip: Owl Woods & Hawk Watch Site – Registration Opens March 19, 2022

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Owl Woods, 349 Manitou Beach Road
Rochester, NY 14468 United States
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We’ll look primarily for our smallest visiting owl, the Northern Saw-whet, which returns to this spot on a yearly basis. Long-eared Owls generally put in an appearance, too, although they’re quite shy and great at hiding.

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April 2022

Woodcock Courtship Flight at Owl Woods Field Trip – Registration Opens April 2, 2022

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Owl Woods, 349 Manitou Beach Road
Rochester, NY 14468 United States
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American Woodcock - Hamlin Beach Park - © Dick Horsey - Jul 26, 2016

This will be an evening trip for woodcock courtship flight. If you’ve never seen this spectacle, prepare to be amazed: birds call noisily from the ground in grassy fields before spiraling rapidly up high, descending back down in a zigzagging noisy frenzy, only to start the cycle anew. An amazing sight!

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High Acres Nature Area Field Trip – Registration Opens April 9, 2022

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
High Acres Nature Area (HANA), 425 Perinton Parkway
Fairport, NY 14450 United States
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Over 130 bird species have been observed at HANA including more than 70 that nest in the diverse habitats found there.  During this field trip we expect to see at least 40 species returning to nest or on their way to northern nesting grounds. 

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Highland Park Field Trip – Registration Opens April 13, 2022

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Highland Park, Reservoir Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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We'll be looking for spring migrants and lovely flora. This walk would be gorgeous even without the birds, but it does have birds in abundance!

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