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

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. 

By |2022-05-27T12:57:05-04:00May 27, 2022|, |

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

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.

By |2022-09-20T15:51:25-04:00January 11, 2022||

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

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.

By |2022-01-11T17:39:52-05:00January 11, 2022|, |

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

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.

By |2022-01-11T17:39:07-05:00January 11, 2022||

Taylor Road – Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek – Registration Opens May 17, 2022

We will walk the woods and mowed grassy trails of the 65-acre property of RBA member Linda Roca.  Hedgerows, fields, Irondequoit Creek, brushy habitat, and woods should be productive for thrushes, late warblers, and woodpeckers among others.

By |2021-12-12T07:53:14-05:00December 12, 2021||

Powder Mills Park & BANC Sanctuary Joint Field Trip with Burroughs Audubon Nature Club – Registration Opens May 7, 2022

On the east side, Powder Mills Park is a mature woodland and wetland park that can be productive for many late-migrating or nesting species. In recent years, Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Red-tailed Hawks, American Woodcocks and Blue-winged Warblers have all nested there.

By |2021-12-08T14:19:19-05:00December 8, 2021||

Ontario Pathways Field Trip (Flint Creek section) – Registration Opens May 3, 2022

We’ll look for warblers and other spring migrants along this level, rails-to-trails, pathway in Ontario County.  This well-maintained trail is an established favorite for wildlife viewing and scenic views. 

By |2021-12-08T14:10:04-05:00December 8, 2021||

Amy’s Pond & Woodsmith — Genesee Land Trust / RBA Joint Field Trip – Registration Opens May 1, 2022

This is a field trip to the private property of Janet Smith for spring migrants, early nesters and waterfowl.  Two adjacent easements make up 187 acres that include two large ponds, mature woodland, and open fields all within 0.5 mile of Lake Ontario. 

By |2021-12-08T13:55:44-05:00December 8, 2021||

Beginner Birder Trip: Lakeshore Warbler Hotspots – Registration Opens April 30, 2022

The shoreline of Lake Ontario is a haven for migrating warblers and other passerines. We will stop at several areas where these birds tend to congregate in spring. Learn the basics of identifying our most colorful migrants on this trip.

By |2021-12-04T13:19:47-05:00December 4, 2021|, |

Camp Beechwood and Olga Fleisher Wildlife Preserve Field Trip – Registration Opens April 26, 2022

Camp Beechwood is on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Wayne County and should attract warblers, vireos, thrushes and other migrants. Species numbers should be excellent. This trip will involve about three miles of hiking over mostly level ground.

By |2021-12-04T13:05:31-05:00December 4, 2021||
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