Houghton Land Preserve—town of Corning
None required — free and open to the public. The walks are free but donations are heartily welcomed. We will be keeping a tally of bird species found on Land Trust properties during Spring Bird Quest. Please let us know if you would like to make a pledge per bird species found and we will let you know the total count once the numbers are in. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (607) 275-9487. General donations are welcome too. Gifts can be made online – please click the box that says “This gift is in honor or memory of someone” and type in: Spring Bird Quest.
A gift from Jamie and Maisie Houghton, and our newest preserve, this 194-acre property features a mix of open meadows and diverse forests which make an excellent location for bird observation. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beginning birders welcome! See the full list of Spring Bird Quest events on Memorial Day weekend.
From Rte 352/Denison Parkway in downtown Corning, turn south onto Chemung Street. Take Chemung Street to Spencer Hill Road and drive about 2 miles to the preserve entrance on your right. From Corning Community College, take Marland Road and continue on Spencer Hill Road toward downtown Corning. Drive about 1/4 mile to the preserve entrance on your left.
Except in the case of extreme weather, walks go rain, sun or snow. Please check our Facebook page or this web page for updates.
Please refrain from bringing dogs as they may impede the observation of wildlife.