Local Bird Watching Spots

Birding Hotspots

Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area

Cobb’s Hill Park – Washington Grove –

Hamlin Beach State Park

High Acres Nature Area

Mendon Ponds Park

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation DEC

Any Monroe County and New York State Parks, there are many parks in Monroe County and surrounding areas.

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Spark Project

(The above list, shows some of the bird watching locations in or near the Rochester area. There are many others places to enjoy.)

Local Bird Sanctuaries and Conservation Programs

Braddock Bay Raptor Research BBRR

Wild Wings Inc. Mendon Ponds

Local Bird Clubs and Organizations

Burroughs Audubon Nature Club BANC

Genesee Valley Audubon Society GVAS

New York State Ornithological Association NYSOA

Rochester Birding Association RBA

Bird Related Links

Audubon New York


Cornell Ornithology Lab

Cornell University Ornithology Merlin Bird ID

I Luv Bird NY – New York State Birding Trail

The Spark Bird Project

Finger Lakes Region Bird Clubs and Organizations:

Cayuga Bird Club

Chemung Valley Audubon Society CVAS

Eaton Birding Society

Niagara Region Bird Clubs and Organizations:

Buffalo Audubon Society

Buffalo Ornithological Society BOS

Cattaraugus County Bird Study Club

Lake Erie Bird Club

Pfeiffer Nature Center

Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

New York State Birding Trail – From Montauk to Buffalo. List highlights world-class birding opportunities across the state. Map

Local Garden Stores, Centers, and Organizations that support native pollinator plants

Unique Flower Gardens by Michael A. Hannen – Rare and unusual Perennials; Shop by Appointment (585) 256-1124 or Email: Growboy22

Amanda’s Native Garden – Amanda’s specializes in propagating and growing native perennial wildflowers, frens, grasses, and sedges.

Redmont Nursery LLC – A Rochester-based locally-owned nursery specializing in plants, shrubs, and trees native to Eastern North America.

Color Pittsford Green – Healthy Yards campaign the Bird House is a 2022 member of the Color Pittsford Green Healthy Yards campaign. We encourage our customer to join any of the Color Your Community Green – Healthy Yards campaigns and check out the Rochester Climate Solutions Accelerator initiatives. CALL TO CHANGE!

Bird Ecotourism

Jeff Clow Photo Tours

Local Day Tripping


Beyond the Nest – 101 Day Trips from Rochester, NY

Day Trips around Rochester NY, visit

The Crazy Tourist – 15 Best Day Trips from Rochester, NY

NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehab Facility

Beth Stowe in Honeoye, NY, 585-880-3447 (Songbirds)

Bill Bellman 585-286-6157, Wildlife Rehabilitator

Charli Rohack in Brockport, NY, 407-974-1840 Wildlife Rehabilitator

Wild Wings in Honeoye Falls, NY, 585-334-7790

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