Beautiful Birds in Sugar Creek

The Finger Lakes Museum was the site of the ,Eaton Birding Society kayaking trip, where several members paddled in the morning sun and spotted birds along the way. A beautiful morning and a successful birding trip, Carolyn Jacobs shared her notes with us, tracking species and amounts. What an impressive list!

2.68 mile(s)

Checklist Comments: This location is a paddle trip — in creek habitat, lake habitat and marsh habitat, easily accessed from the Paddle Center at the Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd., Branchport, NY.

27 species

Wood Duck 2

Mallard 5

Spotted Sandpiper 4

Ring-billed Gull 5

Green Heron 3

Turkey Vulture 2

Red-tailed Hawk 3

Belted Kingfisher 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Eastern Kingbird 2

Blue Jay 1

American Crow 5

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

Marsh Wren 1

Carolina Wren 4

Gray Catbird 3

Eastern Bluebird 1

Cedar Waxwing 6

House Sparrow 2

American Goldfinch 8

Song Sparrow 2

Swamp Sparrow 2

Red-winged Blackbird 3

Northern Cardinal 1

The Finger Lakes Museum is happy to offer easy access to Sugar Creek, the Townsend Grady Wildlife Preserve and Keuka Lake. Guests are encouraged to launch their own kayaks and canoes from the free public dock on the bank of Sugar Creek or contact the Museum to participate in a self-guided paddling program. You never know what you will get to see!