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August 2022

New! Braddock Bay East Spit Field Trip, a Field Trip for Young Birders – Registration Opens August 13, 2022 at 7:30pm

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Braddock Bay East Spit, 105 East Manitou Road
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Braddock Bay - East Spit

This trip is open to young birders ages 8 to18 accompanied by a parent. The East Spit of Braddock Bay is a well-known spot for migrating shorebirds in late summer.  Herons, eagles, Osprey and early warbler migrants are also possible. 

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip – Registration Opens August 14, 2022 at 7:30pm

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Common Gallinule - Montezuma NWR - © Mary Ackley - Aug 23, 2016

We’ll be looking for waterfowl and migrating shorebirds. Expect to see herons, eagles and possibly falcons.

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New! Braddock Bay East Spit Field Trip – Registration Opens August 20, 2022 at 7:30pm

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Braddock Bay East Spit, 105 East Manitou Road
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Braddock Bay - East Spit

The East Spit of Braddock Bay is a well-known spot for migrating shorebirds in late summer. Herons, eagles, Osprey and early warbler migrants are also possible. The trail is a woodland path between Lake Ontario and the Braddock Bay Marshes.

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September 2022

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Turning Point Park – Registration Opens August 27, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte / Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte Park, 4800 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613 United States
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Tennessee Warbler. © Richard Ashworth

We’ll be looking for shorebirds, warblers, and other fall migrants along the river and lakeshore. At Charlotte Beach, we’ll look for gulls in many plumages and some shorebirds, too.

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Whiting Road Nature Preserve Field Trip – Registration Opens September 3, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Whiting Road Preserve, 403 Whiting Road
Webster, NY 14580 United States
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Pileated Woodpecker - Whiting Road Nature Preserve - © Dick Horsey - Feb 24, 2017

This preserve includes about 240 acres of land that is made up of a variety of birding habitats.  This results in decent birding lists throughout the year.  The trails are well marked and maintained.

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Durand-Eastman Park Field Trip – Registration Opens September 4, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Wood Thrush, Thousand Acre Swamp, Penfield, NY (© Richard Ashworth)

We’ll be looking for thrushes and other migrants. Durand can be surprising this time of year. This will be an easy 2-3 hour walk mostly along paved roads, with a steady medium grade at one point.

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New! Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park (Brickyard Trail) – Registration opens September 7, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park (Brickyard Trail), 1239 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Palm Warbler

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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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip – Registration Opens September 10, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Sandhill Crane - Montezuma NWR (RBA Field Trip) - © Eunice Thein - Sep 24, 2016

We’ll be looking for waterfowl and migrating shorebirds. Expect to see herons, eagles and possibly falcons. There will be a number of stops during this mostly driving trip.

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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
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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.

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October 2022

Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip – Registration Opens October 2, 2022 at 7:30pm

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamlin Beach State Park, 1 Camp Road
Hamlin, NY 14464 United States
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Pine Siskin - Hamlin Beach Park - © Dick Horsey - Oct 05, 2015

We’ll start off walking flat wooded and brushy areas of the park, looking for thrushes, sparrows, and maybe a half-hardy warbler or two. After that, we’ll stop by the lake watch to view ducks on the water and in flight, learning about the lake watch process.

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