Birding in Central and Western New York  by Norman E. Wolfe

Birding in Central and Western New York Guide Book

by Norman E. Wolfe (Footprint Press)
Birding in Central and Western New York  by Norman E. Wolfe
This guide shows when, where and how to find and enjoy birds that migrate through Central and Western New York as well as ones that take up year-round residence. There are maps and directions for travel on foot, by canoe or kayak, by bicycle and even a few where you don't have to leave your car. In this guide, you will learn: • Why Central & Western NY is a prime birdwatching area • Where to go to find specific species of birds • When is the best time to look for certain species • Simple keys to bird identification • History of bird development and how it affects where you're likely to find them today • How to have fun outdoors with minimal environmental impact • Recommendations for selecting binoculars • Tips on photographing, video recording, and sound recording birds for added enjoyment • How to keep a personal birding log

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Trails from the "Birding in Central and Western New York" Guide Book
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Allegany State Park is New York State's largest four-season park and is a hiking and camping paradise. The park is great for road and mountain biking. It has 91 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, win ...
Salamanca, NY - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
Allegany State Park is New York State's largest four-season park and is a hiking and camping paradise. The park is great for road and mountain biking. It has 91 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, win ...
Salamanca, NY - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 0.4
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Bring your own canoe or kayak to ply the waters of Beaver Lake or rent a canoe at the visitor center. Rental is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call ahead to make sure boating is allowed when you ...
Baldwinsville, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
Beaver Lake Nature Center Beaver Lake is a 650-acre park with a 9-mile network of trails and a 200- acre lake dedicated to discovering the outdoors. Canoe rental is available on a first-come, first-se ...
Baldwinsville, NY - Birding - Trail Length: 3
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Nestled in west-central Wyoming County is the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. The Buffalo Audubon Society sponsors, maintains and administers the center. Beaver Meadow is a 324-acre sanctuary with 8 mil ...
North Java, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 0.25
When the water is high, swift, or during spring runoff, you should be careful of submerged objects in the creek. You have a choice of going upstream to the left, or downstream to the right. Heading up ...
Chili, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
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Black Creek Park has many trails that are great for birdwatching, and all are worth hiking. The route described here has a blend of habitats so birdwatching and other nature observations are greatly e ...
Chili, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
Braddock Bay has excellent waterfowl hunting and fishing, including ice fishing in winter. Numerous creeks empty into the bay, with Salmon Creek being the biggest. Birding and fishing from a canoe or ...
Hilton, NY - Birding - Trail Length: 0.9
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Buckhorn Island is an 895-acre parcel of meadow, woods and marsh separated from Grand Island by Burnt Ship Creek and Woods Creek. The Long Trail that leads along the Niagara River provides good views ...
Grand Island, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Buckhorn Island is an 895-acre parcel of meadow, woods and marsh separated from Grand Island by Burnt Ship Creek and Woods Creek. You can explore this Important Bird Area on foot via the Long Trail or ...
Grand Island, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
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Explore the marshy area at the south end for shorebirds, ducks and perhaps a glimpse at bitterns and herons. Keep your eye to the sky for possible sightings of eagles and other birds of prey. Watch fo ...
Hemlock, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6
Canadice Lake Trail has abundant wildlife and is a good place for family birdwatching. The main trail parallels the lake on a level, abandoned, gravel road. Other trails loop off the main trail, headi ...
Hemlock, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7.4
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This area is abundantly full of birds and other wildlife. Chenango Valley State Park has many trails to explore. The Edge Trail is handicapped accessible. Pick up a self-guided nature tour pamphlet at ...
Chenango Forks, NY - Birding,Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
This watershed is known locally as Clossner’s Marsh. It is the headwaters of Canaseraga Creek. Keep your binoculars and camera focused on the marsh edges as you paddle. In this habitat, there are grea ...
Swain, NY - Birding,Fishing - Trail Length: 2
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The Conesus Inlet is a waterway that winds through a marsh and drains water from the surrounding hills into Conesus Lake. Start the route from the parking lot by carrying your canoe or kayak (100 yard ...
Conesus Lake, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
Conesus Lake is a very popular and heavily used lake that supports a cottage community. There is a lot of activity on the lake and immediate waterfront year-round. The Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife ...
Conesus Lake, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
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If you know anything about birds, you've most likely heard about the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Its reputation is world-renowned. We're fortunate to have it in our region of New York State. Its resea ...
Ithica, NY - Birding - Trail Length: 0.75
Braddock Bay is the place to be if you’re trying to see birds of prey—as many as 100,000 in the spring. The waters of Lake Ontario are cold in the spring and don't create warm thermals. Birds rely on ...
Greece, NY - Birding - Trail Length: 1.5
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Dunkirk Harbor is located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie. A largeNiagara Mohawk power plant discharges warm water into the harborwhich prevents the area from freezing in winter. The open water pr ...
Dunkirk, NY - Birding - Trail Length: 0.3
The first leg of this route has a variety of woodland birds such as chickadees, titmice, nuthatches and woodpeckers. Further in you’ll find woodland and hedgerow-loving birds, such as chickadees, wren ...
Greece, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
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