We will look for sparrows in the brush and other migrating birds near the parking area, and then walk about 2 miles round trip on the wide trails through fields, shrubland and woodlands to beautiful overlooks.
We will look for sparrows in the brush and other migrating birds near the parking area, and then walk about 2 miles round trip on the Seneca Trail beside fields and in the woods along Trout Brook.
The newly constructed barrier beach off what is known as the East Spit has become a major attraction for migrating shore birds. In order to view them, however, we will need to get to the island by wading across a small channel that can be knee-deep water depending on the water level and wave action.
Summer is at its peak, but the start of “fall migration” is at hand. Southbound shorebirds are already moving through our area, as other species finish raising their young in the fields, woods, and marshes, and begin dispersing.
Durand Eastman Park, with its abundance of cone-bearing trees, orchard and other food supplies, is a prime fall and winter birding spot. Webster Park also has good stands of conifers and a good view of the lake.
A bit like May in reverse, this is the height [...]
Signs of fall migration accelerate this month. Post-breeding dispersal is [...]