On August 13, 2016 the RBA hosted a Shorebird ID [...]
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.
It doesn't get any better than this. This is what Rochesterians live for! In fact, more species are reported in May than any other month. On average 68 new species arrive, and 230 are seen overall this month...
Will it be a finch winter? A Snowy Owl winter? November usually provides the clues. The first wintry weather arrives, and with it the birds of the season. Ducks, swans, late shorebirds and other migrants continue to move through the area...
A bit like May in reverse, this is the height [...]
Signs of fall migration accelerate this month. Post-breeding dispersal is [...]
American Redstart on nest © Chuck Schleigh June [...]