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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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Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip – Registration Opens October 8, 2022 at 7:30pm

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant, 9 Treadeasy Ave
Batavia, NY 14020 United States
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Northern Shoveler - Batavia WTP - © Dick Horsey - Oct 30, 2015

Why a wastewater treatment plant? Open water and a great location mean that this spot appears regularly on fall birding lists. We will drive on the banks of the ponds, getting out wherever the birds are congregating. Discover the great opportunity this spot (and its helpful staff) offers.

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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip – Registration Opens October 22, 2022 at 7:30pm

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Red-breasted Nuthatch - Durand Eastman Park - © Dick Horsey - Oct 27, 2015

Waxwings, winter finches, and lingering migrants are possible.  We may visit Irondequoit Bay to look for waterfowl. 

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November 2022

Niagara River Field Trip – Registration Opens November 20, 2022 at 7:30pm

November 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Niagara River, Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY 14174 United States
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Black-headed Gull, Niagara River (© Dominic Sherony)

Join us on our birding venture along the Niagara River in both the US and Canada.  We will start at Lake Ontario and work our way south to the Falls. 

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December 2022

Conesus Lake Area Field Trip – Registration Opens November 26, 2022 at 7:30pm

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conesus Lake Area, Vitale Park
Big Tree Road, NY 14480 United States
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Bufflehead - Conesus Lake (RBA Field Trip) - © Dick Horsey - Dec 05, 2015

We’ll be looking for Tundra Swans, Canvasback, Redhead and other waterfowl. This trip is a combination of driving, stopping at overlooks and short walks on mostly level dirt trails and dikes. Length about 1.5 mile walking

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Beginner Trip: Nations Road – Registration Opens November 27, 2022 at 7:30pm

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nations Road, 2658-2682 Nations Rd
Avon, NY 14414 United States
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Short-eared Owl - Bloomfield - © Zaphir Shamma - Jan 13, 2016

Sharpen your skills on wintering hawks and Short-eared Owls. Other wintering birds such as Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and Lapland Longspurs are often present. This trip is a combination of driving and viewing at stops along roads.

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