Saturday Guided Bird Walks at RTPI with Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association

Please join us for a new series of Saturday Guided Bird Walks, led by Devin Bannon and Katelyn David, co-founders of the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association. To sign up for any of the below walks, click HERE.

May 25 – Spring Migration Bird Walk – 8 am-11 am

  • Springtime is when the Peterson Preserve teems with an expanded variety of birds who are passing through on their way from as far away as the southern tip of South America to their breeding grounds to the north. Bring your binocs and your “lifer” checklists.
  • The bird walk will be led by Devin Bannon and Katelyn Davis, co-founders of the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association.

June 8 – Nesting Birds of RTPI Bird Walk – 9am-11am

  • Early summer is when our resident birds in the Peterson Preserve get busy raising a family. Building nests, Feeding young ones. It’s a life-affirming time to visit RTPI for a guided bird walk.
  • The bird walk will be led by Devin Bannon and Katelyn Davis, co-founders of the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association.

July 6 – Digiscoping for Beginners + Bird Walk – 8 am-11 am

  • Digiscoping is the art and craft of taking photos through your binocs or spotting scope for super close-up views of birds and other critters.
  • The bird walk will be led by Devin Bannon and Katelyn Davis, co-founders of the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association.

September 14 – Fall Migration Bird Walk – 9 am-12 pm

  • Every fall, the Preserve at RTPI fills with parent birds and their young, stopping over on their way back to their wintering grounds to the southern state, Central America or South America.
  • The bird walk will be led by Devin Bannon and Katelyn Davis, co-founders of the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association.

December TBD – Christmas Bird Count Bird Walk – 10 am-12 pm

  • During RTPI’s Anniversary Season, we are excited celebrate another anniversary even – Audubon’s 125th Christmas Bird Count. Celebrate the season by spending time with friends in the winter beauty of the Peterson Preserve, counting the birds that remain a joy for us all winter.
  • The bird walk will be led by Devin Bannon and Katelyn Davis, co-founders of the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association.

About the Bird Walk Guides

Devin Banning is a recent graduate of SUNY Fredonia. He currently serves on the faculty of the Fredonia School of Music as a graduate assistant while pursuing a master’s degree. Though his career choice is in music, he is an avid birder and amateur naturalist. Devin is a co-founder of the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association (CWBA) and frequently leads programs and birding outings with Katelyn Davis for the CWBA and Buffalo Ornithological Society.

 

Katelyn Davis is a designer and illustrator whose work focuses on the natural world, especially birds. She frequently ties her experiences from birding into her work. Davis’s art was included in the exhibition Hope is the Thing with Feathers at RTPI in March of 2023. She is a co-founder of the Chautauqua Warren Birding Association and frequently leads birding outings for the CWBA and Buffalo Ornithological Society.

About the Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association

The Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association strives to foster a vibrant birding community across Chautauqua and Warren counties that advocates for conservation of local birds and their habitats. They host a diverse array of bird-focused programming including educational meetings and field trips. Meetings are held in both Northern and Southern Chautauqua County, with plans for meetings in Warren County, PA in the future. The club is free and open to anyone interested in birds. To join our email list, please send an email to birdingchautauquawarren@gmail.com.