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Visit for WNY YBC programming and so much more at the 2023 Birds on the Niagara Festival, Feb. 17-20, 2023!

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Our September outing took us to CW Native Plant Farm. We had a nice fall walk exploring the beautiful property then headed to Iroquois NWR to look for fall migrants and found ourselves surrounded by Yellow-rumped Warblers in the trees behind the visitor center!

We had a great (if very warm) hike with Matt Nusstein from NYS Parks! We saw our NY State Bird (Eastern Bluebird), other great local summer birds including lots of fledgling Bobolinks sounding just like R2D2, and great nature in general from butterflies and dragonflies to trees and chipmunks!

It was wonderful to welcome some new faces and say hello to frequent fliers Nora & Gina and enjoy the beautiful weather for Get Outdoors and Get Together Day at Reinstein Woods! The highlight of our wander (besides the great people and beautiful weather!) were definitely the Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Kingbird, and Pied-billed Grebes at and around Lily Pond.

We had a lovely exuberant wander around Camp Allegany at Allegany Nature Pilgrimage! Great to connect with frequent fliers and new friends as we shared in an incredible weekend of birds, bugs, herps, and nature in general on one of the most beautiful weekends wny has to offer. Save the date for next year June 2-4!

The rain didn't keep us down as we explored Western New York Land Conservancy's College Lodge Forest with the amazing Marcus Rosten. Not only did we see and hear some cool birds like the Canada Warbler we spotted and the Black-throated Green Warbler and Ovenbird who were trying to out-sing each other, we also saw salamanders, newts, frogs, toads, millipedes, and lots of cool fungi which Marcus was able to help us learn so much about.

We had a great evening looking for and finding American Woodcock along with a number of other cool birds and even a beaver!

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WNY YBC even got a shout out from The Field Guides for this walk in Episode 56 - Let's Get Nuts!

Five families enjoyed a scavenger hunt, a visit with the president of the UB Campus Audubon Chapter Lauren Smith, and a nice walk around Beaver Meadow on a beautiful afternoon!

We had a great small group wander with 4 kiddos and 3 parents. We did some feeder watch then braved to cold and saw a barred owl!