Spring Bird Quest: VanRiper Conservation Area

Photo: Dick Ruswick

Photo: Dick Ruswick


8:30 AM


VanRiper Conservation Area– town of Romulus


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 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.


Join us for a walk led by experienced birder Mark Chao at this natural area on the west side of Cayuga Lake featuring 1,400 feet of shoreline.  Waterfowl should be in abundance! This walk may involve some limited steep climbs. Bring binoculars if you have them.  Beginning birders welcome! See the full list of Spring Bird Quest events on Memorial Day weekend.


From the South: The preserve is approximately 23 miles north of Ithaca; 2.6 miles north of County Rt. 138; and 2 miles north of the Thirsty Owl winery. The parking area is on the right side of Rt. 89.
From the North: The preserve is approximately 15 miles south of Seneca Falls; ½ mile south of Swick Road; and 800 feet south of North Cayuga Lake Road. The parking area is on the left side of Rt. 89.

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