Hi all, Tomorrow, Sunday, May 6th, I will lead an all day field trip to the Finger Lakes National Forest. We will meet at the parking lot at Teeter Pond on Seneca Rd at 7:30am. The Finger Lakes National Forest has a great variety of habitats, from grasslands and grazing areas, to scrubland, wildlife ponds, mature deciduous forests, transitional habitat, and hemlock filled ravines. Great opportunity to see neotropical migrants, warblers, thrushes, vireos, as well as breeding grassland birds. We will visit a selection of these habitats, including several eBird hotspots. This will be an all day trip in rustic habitat, with plans for a lunch break. Some of the trails may be muddy, depending on weather, so dress accordingly, and bring insect repellent. All are welcome, regardless of experience. Come explore New York's only National Forest, and some great habitat between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes!
Directions from Ithaca: Take Rt 96 north to Trumansburg, turn left on rte 227 after the post office, then turn right on Searsburg Rd. (county rt 1). Follow Searsburg Rd. for 4-5 miles to Potomac Rd. and turn right. Head north until you hit a T intersection with Seneca Rd. Turn left at the T and Teeter Pond will be on the left after a 1/2 mile or so. If coming from the north or west, I recommend traveling from 414 to Searsburg Rd to Potomac Rd. to Seneca Rd. as some of the more direct roads are pretty bad seasonally. There is an eBird hotspot for this location. For easy access to map/directions visit https://ebird.org/hotspot/L940987 Please reach out to me with any questions. 570-362-2548 or respond to this email off list. Hope to see you there! Best, Josh -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --