Breeding and Migrating Birds of the College Lodge Forest

Saturday, May 28th

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

College Lodge Forest

To date, over 150 species of birds have been recorded in the unique variety of habitats on this property. The forest's position on the Portage Escarpment above the Lake Erie Plain places it in an important migration corridor, and many of the species that nest in the forest winter in the American Neotropics. In an average year, these long-distance travelers include six species of flycatchers, a dozen species of warblers, several vireos and thrushes, and other beauties like Indigo Bunting and Scarlet Tanager.


Join birder Terry Mosher and his colleague Jonathan Townsend on a walk through this remarkable forest. You will listen for some beautiful birdsong and (with good luck) spot several of the property's most interesting birds.  Some late-spring wildflowers and a few early-season butterflies should round out the trip's pleasures. If you've never been to the College Lodge Forest, this is a perfect opportunity to see it. 

Your guides:

For thirty-six years, Dr. Terry Mosher taught environmental literature and other English courses at SUNY-Fredonia, where he loved connecting students with the natural world and great American writing about it. A Past President of the Lake Erie Bird Club, Mosher is a longtime birder and amateur naturalist. 

Jonathan Townsend is a fine naturalist and a Ph.D. candidate at SUNY-Buffalo. A bat specialist, he has been working to develop a regional bat conservation initiative, which includes public education, scientific research, and habitat development for bat species in the region.

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