Rice Creek Field Station adds second birding session

So many people flocked to sign up for a bird-watching trip sponsored by SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station that organizers will add a second session of the “Waterfowl at Montezuma” program.

In addition to the Nov. 5 edition of “Waterfowl at Montezuma,” which filled quickly, a second session will take place on Nov. 12.

Running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this field trip for bird-watchers will visit the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Cayuga County during peak migratory season. Ornithologist Gerry Smith will lead this excursion to view species that may include tundra swans, bald eagles and many varieties of waterfowl.

For those who do not own binoculars, a limited number will be available for borrowing. The program is intended for those ages 16 and older. Participants should bring their own lunches and dress accordingly. Pre-registration is required before Oct. 25, with the program fee of $20 per person including the cost of transportation. 

Program size is limited. For additional information or to make reservations, call Rice Creek Field Station at 312-7961.

SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station accommodates the general public and serves as a center for college courses and research. It includes the 26-acre Rice Pond and 400 acres of land. The building is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Its trails are open every day for hiking and biking from dawn to dusk.

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(Posted: Oct 05, 2005)