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Have you always been interested in birdwatching, but don't know where to begin? Or perhaps you are already familiar with local birds, and wish to contribute to citizen science?


Whether you are just getting started, or are already experienced with birding, this program is a welcoming space to learn, enjoy, and contribute to science. Photography is also welcome at this program. Those unfamiliar with birds will learn tips on identifying common backyard birds. Those already experienced can count the birds they see for citizen science. Visitors can expect to see 7 to 14 species of birds during their visit, depending on the weather and the length of time they watch. All birdwatching takes place from the comfort of the indoors.


This weekly program takes place on Saturdays (except the first of the month) from 9:30 to 11 am, with the exception of Dec 23. Visitors are encouraged to stay for the Guided Nature Walk taking place these sam Saturdays at 11 am.

This program is best for ages 8 through adult, although younger children are welcome. Like all of Rice Creek's programs, children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.


Observations from this program are submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project Feederwatch, a citizen science program. Data submitted to the program are used to study bird populations and behaviors and to inform conservation.


Getting to Rice Creek

  • Free parking is available by the building, located at 193 Thompson Road in Oswego, NY
  • SUNY Oswego Students: a van shuttle is available on these dates: 11/11, 11/18, 12/02, and 12/09. Shuttle vans leave the Marano Campus Center bus circle at 9:30 am, 10 am, and 10:30 am. Once at Rice Creek, riders can arrange for a return van shuttle.

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