Field Trips

Willet (Photo By: Brendan Klick)

One of the BOS highlights is a regular field trip schedule, thanks to a core of dedicated field trip leaders and our coordinator Bill Watson. BOS field trips are open to birders of all levels. Usually the trips take most of the day so plan accordingly and be sure to include a lunch. Each month, several half-day or full-day field trips, led by experienced birders, survey regional and occasionally more distant areas of special interest to birders, such as the Niagara River, the Tiff Nature Preserve, the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, and the Lake Erie and Ontario Shores.  Special member organized trips have ventured to Alaska and Churchill. For further information contact Bill Watson ). (Please Bring a Lunch)


March 1 - May 10: Hamburg Hawkwatch at Lakeside Memorial park in Hamburg (off Camp Rd. between Routes 5&20). Generally 10am - 3pm weather permitting.  Contact Jim Landau for additional info (941-3869 or )

March 12: BOS Meeting. 7:30 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Kim Hunsinger will make a presentation about the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas. 

March 26: BOS Meeting.  7:30 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. 

March 29: Saturday, not Sunday. Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip for early spring migrants. Leader: Willie D'Anna (716-731-4348 or ). Meet at 8AM at Tops Market in Wright's Corners.  This is on the east side of Route 78 at Route 104 north of Lockport.  

April 6: (has been changed from the 5th) Sunday Oak Orchard Swamp Field Trip. Meet at 8:00 AM at Cayuga Pool parking lot which is on Route 77 in Iroquois NWR.  Leader: Gail Seamans (585-937-5105).  Come for waterfowl and rarities, and invite a friend who has not had the pleasure of being on a field trip. 

April 9: BOS Meeting. 7:30 pm at the Buffalo Museum of Science. 

April 13: April BOS Count:  Coordinator: Mike Hamilton (881-6709 or )

April 23: BOS Meeting. William C. Vaughan Lecture: 7:30 pm at the Buffalo Museum of Science.  (This Program is not confirmed yet)

April 27: Sunday. Braddock Bay Trip. This annual trip to the Hawkwatch will be co-led by Mike Zebehazy (662-6987 or ) and Bob Spahn (GOS). Meet at the Tanning Bed at Main and Transit at Braddock Bay (Monroe County) for a 9am rendezvous with the GOS.  This trip may be cancelled due to weather conditions. 

May 4: Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach for warblers. Leader: Bill Bogacki (674-5781).  Meet at 7 :00 am at the Tifft N. P. parking lot. 

May 18: May Count. Coordinator: Robert Deleon (626-0325 or )

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