Spring Bird Quest: Morning Bird Walk with the Eaton Birding Society

Photo: Betsy Darlington

Photo: Betsy Darlington


8:00 AM


VanRiper Conservation Area and Whitlock Nature Preserve – Town of Romulus


None required — free and open to the public.


Co-sponsored and led by Eaton Birding Society.  Located on the western shore of Cayuga Lake, the VanRiper/Whitlock Preserves provide a unique opportunity to listen for and observe a variety of resident and migratory birds.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  Beginning birders welcome!

This event will be held rain or shine.  Learn more about Spring Bird Quest here.


From the South: The preserves are approximately 23 miles north of Ithaca; 2.6 miles north of County Rt. 138; and 2 miles north of the Thirsty Owl winery.  The gravel parking area is on the right side of Rt. 89.  From the North: The preserves are approximately 15 miles south of Seneca Falls; ½ mile south of Swick Road; and 800 feet south of North Cayuga Lake Road.  The gravel parking area is on the left side of Rt. 89.  There are brown binocular signs along the road, in both directions, announcing the entrance to the preserve.  Parking is right next to the green preserve sign.  Get more preserve information.

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