Eastern Meadowlark by Sheri Douse

Walks and Hikes

with Genesee Valley Audubon Society are family friendly opportunities to explore nature first-hand with other environmental enthusiasts.

Hand Feeding Chickadees

Our group activities and programs are slowly starting again.  Registration is required. Please check here or our Facebook page for updates on upcoming GVAS activities and programs.  

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, 9:00 a.m. 

We will look for sparrows in the brush and other migrating birds near the parking area, and then walk about two miles round trip on the Seneca Trail beside fields and in the woods along Trout Brook.  We will meet in the main parking lot off County Road 41/Boughton Hill Road at 9:00 a.m. The lot is situated below the SACC at 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564. (From Rt. 444 from Victor, turn right onto Boughton Hill Road and go down the hill. The main parking lot will be on your right.) From there we will carpool down Rt. 41 about 0.5 mi to a small parking area on the left.

Go to Rochester Birding Association web site to register,

Mask must be worn, and social distancing will be observed.
Leader: Amy Kahn 585-310-2330 and co-leader June Summers 585-355-1824.

November 14, 2020, 9:00 am

Come and join Joni & Jon Dubner for a walk in the woods; no more than 2 hours in Mendon Ponds Park. Walk a trail and feed the chickadees, tufted titmice & nuthatches while enjoying nature. Fun for the whole family!! All are welcome to participate in this outdoor adventure.

We will meet Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Nature Center Parking lot on Pond Rd off of Clover St (the southernmost of the 3 park entrances off Clover) Dress for the weather (wear boots, warm clothes, etc.) Seed will be provided – donation optional.

Registration is required as well as face covering. Register to attend and obtain information about the event from Joni at 585-338-3712.

Follow Genesee Valley Audubon Society on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

Programs, Presentations & Events

are a great way to learn about a variety of environmental topics and get involved with nature.

Bird-Window Collisions and Bird-safe Solutions – By Zoom
Sept. 22, 2020, 7:30 pm

Bird collisions with windows are the third greatest cause of death for birds in the United States, after habitat loss and predation by outdoor cats. Peer-reviewed conservative research estimates that about one million birds collide with windows every day—the annual estimate
is 365 to 988 million. Birds understand glass as we do. They see the reflection in the window and believe it is tree and sky they can fly through. But if they hit the window by mistake it can cause concussion and other injuries. There are things we can do to reduce the number of bird collisions at our homes. They are easy and will not interfere with your view. John Loz will present for the Pennsylvania-based Bird-Window Collision Working Group in cooperation with Audubon Pennsylvania. Jon is also Chair of the Audubon New York Council of State Chapters and the President of the Southern Adirondack Society.

Until it is safe to meet in in groups of 10 or more, GVAS will be meeting online using the Zoom app. You need to register. Email June at by Sept. 20, 2020.

The Magic of Monarchs – By Zoom
Oct. 27, 2020 7:30 pm

Monarchs are one of several migratory butterflies that migrate as far south as Mexico and
the southern United States in the fall. These butterflies add to the biodiversity of the North American habitats. Monarchs have a fascinating life cycle to accomplish their fall and spring migration. We can’t help but be fascinated when they fly by, large and brightly colored. Liz Magnanti is going to reveal the secrets of the monarch to us. Currently Liz is the manager
of The Bird House on Monroe Ave. and the President of Rochester Birding Association.

Until it is safe to meet in in groups of 10 or more, GVAS will be meeting online using the Zoom app. You need to register. Email June at by October 25, 2020. 


To participate as a volunteer with any of these activities, please visit our Get Involved page.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

P.O. Box 15512
Rochester, NY 14615