2015 Field Trip Schedule
9:00 - 11:00am
Raptors: Just Passing Through
Every year thousands of raptors pass through our skies. How many can you identify at a distance? Join us for this sit and watch experience where we scan the skies and observe the various species that pass us by. Check out the Raptor Experience at TREC on this day as well!
Tom Ridge Enviornmental Center
8:00 - 11:00am
Join Sue Murawski on a guided walk of the Ralph Sheldon Trail in Sherman, NY. This trail features a variety of habitats and is an enjoyable easy 3-4 mile round trip hike.
Ralph C. Sheldon Trail, Sherman, NY
7:30pm - 9pm
What does the Rail say?
Rails, the rare and elusive birds of the marsh, are most often heard rather than seen. We will be doing a survey of Niagara Pond and the Swamp Trail area to listen for some of these infrequent visitors.
Presque Isle: Leo's Landing
7:30am - Noon
Sure, I can ID Shore Birds.
Shorebirds are some of the most difficult birds to identify. On this trip out to Gull Point (3 mile hike), we'll be perched in the observation platform and attempting to ID shore birds at a distance.
Presque Isle: Gull Point Trailhead
9:00am - 11:00am
Together we'll conduct a survey of the birds at Laura Olson Memorial Sanctuary.
7:30am - 10:30am
During migration, waterfowl can be seen crossing the lake by the thousands. They can also be found hanging out in staging areas on the bay. We'll be looking for residents and migrants alike as we move from the lake to the bay on this trip.
Presque Isle: Sunset Point