Spring Bird Quest: Roy H. Park Preserve (south)

Photo: Tom Reimers


8:30 AM


Roy H. Park Preserve (south entrance) – town of Dryden


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 throughout the month.  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 info@fllt.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.


This preserve takes visitors through fields and forests and down to Six Mile Creek. Bring binoculars if you have them.  Beginning birders welcome!  This event will be held rain or shine.  For a full morning of spring birding, join us earlier at 6:30 AM at the Goetchius Wetland Preserve.  Learn more about Spring Bird Quest.


From Ithaca, take Rt. 13 North towards Dryden. Go approx. 12 miles and turn right on Irish Settlement Rd. Continue on Irish Settlement approx. 4 miles to find the NORTH parking area–where the boardwalk is–on the left (approx. 0.5 mile after Hammond Hill Rd). Continue approx one more mile down Irish Settlement Rd to find the SOUTH parking area just after Goodband Rd. If you get to Midline Rd, you’ve gone too far. From the Goetchius Wetland Preserve, head south on Flat Iron Rd. and turn right onto route 79 West.  After approx. 3 miles, turn right onto Midline Road and continue onto Irish Settlement Rd.  After approx 3 miles, the preserve entrance will be on the right.


Except in the case of extreme weather, walks go rain or shine. Please check our Facebook page or this web page for updates.

Please refrain from bringing dogs as they may impede the observation of wildlife.

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