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May 2022

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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Letchworth State Park Field Trip – Registration Opens May 29, 2022

June 5 @ 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

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Annual RBA Picnic – Rain or Shine!

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Burroughs-Audubon Nature Club, 301 Railroad Mills Road
Pittsford, NY 14534 United States
RBA Picnic at Burroughs Audubon Nature Club

Don't miss the Annual RBA Picnic, held at the Burroughs-Audubon Nature Club in Victor, New York! Rain or Shine! Contact Wanda Thistle to make reservations and reserve your spot!

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Bergen Swamp Field Trip – Registration Opens June 11, 2022

June 18 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Bergen Swamp, Hessenthaller Road
Bergen, NY United States
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Ovenbird - Bergen Swamp - © Jim Adams - May 19, 2016

A trip to this unique place is by special permit from the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society and will feature nesting birds. The mix of vegetation zones provides secluded nesting habitat for the usual western N.Y. species as well as those more characteristic of the Canadian zone such as Blue-headed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Black-and-white, Canada and Nashville Warblers.

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Odonata Sanctuary Field Trip – Registration Opens June 12, 2022

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Odonata Sanctuary, 20 Parrish Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 United States
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The 100 acre privately owned Odonata Sanctuary, 20 Parrish Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472, is the former home of Joseph W. Taylor, who was a founder of the American Birding Association and president of Hawk Mountain Association.  The sanctuary participates in the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) that provides nesting acreage for grassland nesting birds such as Eastern Meadowlarks, and Bobolinks.

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Barnhart’s Camp and Keeney Swamp Field Trip – Registration Opens June 19, 2022

June 26 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Shop ‘n Save – Nunda, 9045 State Route 408
Nunda, NY 14517 United States
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Mourning Warbler © Chuck Schleigh

We will be birding as we drive (and stop) throughout the diverse landscapes of Northern Allegany County, 20 minutes south of Letchworth State Park. Grassland, woodland, pond and swampland species such as Prairie and Mourning Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, Pied-billed Grebes, and maybe a bittern or two should be seen.

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July 2022

Conesus Inlet State WMA Field Trip – Registration Opens July 23, 2022

July 30 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Vitale Park, Vitale Park
Big Tree Rd, NY 14480 United States
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Male Wood Duck, Llanelli, Wales (© Richard Ashworth)

Explore this expansive wetland for Virginia Rails and Wood Duck families. We’ve seen eagles on a reliable basis, Cliff Swallows and more.

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August 2022

Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – Registration Opens July 31, 2022

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Falls, NY 13148 United States
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Common Gallinule - Montezuma NWR - © Dick Horsey - Jun 21, 2017

Learn more about the fall migration of shorebirds in this nearby birding treasure. We’ll visit key spots you’ll want to revisit again and again! There will be a number of stops during this mostly driving trip. Restrooms may be available at the Visitor Center.

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