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May 2022

Oatka Creek Park Field Trip – Registration Opens May 10, 2022

May 17 @ 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. This will cover about 3 miles of mostly flat trails.

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Thousand Acre Swamp Field Trip – Registration Opens May 12, 2022

May 19 @ 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 on uneven, sometimes muddy trails, 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 14, 2022

May 21 @ 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 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 15, 2022

May 22 @ 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 a long bird list. From nesting Cerulean Warblers to Purple Martins along the lake. This trip showcases roadside birding in spectacular fashion!

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Taylor Road – Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek – Registration Opens May 17, 2022

May 24 @ 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 woods and 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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Birds and Brews @ Three Heads Brewing

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Three Heads Brewery, 186 Atlantic Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Birds & Brews is a casual evening for members to get together and share birding stories, compare travel destinations, and catch up all while having a pint of Rochester’s finest ale.  

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New! Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park (Brickyard Trail) – Registration opens May 21, 2022

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park (Brickyard Trail), 1239 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Marsh Wren

The Brickyard Trail is a wide, flat, fine gravel, multi-use trail situated between Elmwood Avenue and Westfall Road in Brighton (across from the east end of Buckland Park). It contains woods at both ends and ponds and marsh in the middle, providing good bird habitat.

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New! Ganondagan State Historic Site, a Field Trip for Young Birders – Registration Opens May 21, 2022

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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 is open to young birders ages 8 to 18 accompanied by a parent. This trip has generated large species lists due to the many habitat types we will travel through

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New! Wyoming County Fields and Forest Field Trip – Registration Opens May 22, 2022

May 29 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Compehner Farm, 6340 Lagrange Rd
Wyoming, NY 14591 United States
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Baltimore Oriole - Hamlin - © Candace Giles - May 08, 2017

This is a great opportunity to explore an upland region of northeastern Wyoming County including New Compehner Farm (6340 LaGrange Road Wyoming, NY 14591). We will look for migrating and resident warblers, a variety of native sparrows, hopefully returning cliff swallows, both oriole species and open country birds, in a nice mixture of open fields and wooded habitats and bird friendly plantings.

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June 2022

Ganondagan State Historic Site State Park Field Trip – Registration Opens May 28, 2022

June 4 @ 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 walk wide mown or packed dirt trails through the meadowlark field and then head down through woods, shrub land, and wetland to an overlook in grassland.

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