Bird lovers, families, and hikers come and join us for bird walks along the Lehigh Valley Trail, Taylor Marsh in Honeoye, Oak Openings in Rush, Sibleyville Nature Preserve and Canadice Lake.
Geoff Gretton and Connie Kellogg, long time bird enthusiasts, will lead the walks. Identify and observe a variety of birds by song and sight.
Dates & Locations of Walks
NOTE: NEW START TIME OF 8:00 am
April 25th: Lehigh Valley Trail - Plains Rd - Rochester Junction entrance www.mendonfoundation.com.
May 2nd: Taylor Marsh in Honeoye - A unique opportunity to explore the wetlands of Taylor Marsh and possibly see Sandhill Cranes. Rugged conditions, waterproof boots recommended. Join the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society (the owners of the property) on their annual pilgrimage. ** Meet at Mendon Church, 936 Cheese Factory Rd. at 7:15am to carpool or at the marsh at 7:45am www.bergenswamp.org
May 9th: Lehigh Trail – East River Road to Genesee River, park at the East River Road trail area. http://www2.monroecounty.gov/files/parks/LVTbroch.pdf
May 16th: Oak Openings – Rush – meet at the Honeoye Falls Five Points Road parking lot. http://www.townofrush.com/Community/Map.html.
May 23rd: Sibleyville Nature Preserve – Mendon Foundation Property. Take 15A to Plains Road. The parking lot will be about 2/10 of a mile on the right off Plains Road.
May 30th: Canadice Lake with a choice of kayak birding or walking on the north side of the lake. Kayak launch and parking is at the intersection of Candadice Road and Burch Hill Road. Walking parking is at the north entrance to Canandice Lake at Purcell Road. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/25573.html
Meet at 7:45am sharp. All bird walks begin @ 8:00 am. This is the best time of day to see the birds feeding. Be sure to wear appropriate weather gear and hiking shoes. Do not forget your binoculars and camera. Grammar school children and older are invited to come. Light breakfast refreshments will be served following our first walk. Please e-mail Jaye Knight at
if you need directions or additional information We look forward to meeting all of you and hope you will attend this annual, educational and enjoyable event.
This is a great opportunity to add to your life list of birds.
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