Spencer Crest Nature Center
Best Time to Visit: Late Winter - Early Summer
Spencer Crest Nature Center is part of Corning Community College and features two ponds and seven miles of trails across 250 acres of lush beauty. Dogs are allowed on the trails if they are leashed, but please do pick up after your dog. The Center's trails are open from sunrise to sunset all year long, and the nature center building is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. while the College is in session. For more information, call 607-962-9012.
A map of the trail is available to download by clicking here. The trails are easy to walk, well-maintained, and you'll find a variety of plants, birds, and other wildlife. The trails vary in length, with the shortest being only a third a mile long. The Center also hosts a breeding pair of broad-winged hawks who return every April. Spring is the best time to walk these trails, as the migration brings all sorts of raptors to the area, including warblers and vireos.
Audubon protects valuable habitats and the birds that depend on them: Important Bird Areas (IBA). Find IBAs in our area at Audubon.org.
Google Map for Spencer Crest Nature Center
Birds Recorded at the Center
For a description of each of these birds, please visit the Audubon Field Guide.
|American Crow||American Goldfinch||American Robin|
|Barred Owl||Belted Kingfisher||Blackburnian Warbler|
|Black-Capped Chickadee||Blackpoll Warbler||Black-Throated Blue Warbler|
|Black-Throated Green Warbler||Blue Jay||Blue-Headed Vireo|
|Blue-Winged Warbler||Boblink||Brown Creeper|
|Brown-Headed Cowbird||Canada Goose||Chipping Sparrow|
|Common Grackle||Common Raven||Common Yellowthroat|
|Dark-Eyed Junco||Downy Woodpecker||Eastern Phoebe|
|Eastern Screech-Owl||Eastern Towhee||Eastern Wood Pewee|
|Field Sparrow||Golden-Crowned Kinglet||Gray Catbird|
|Great Blue Heron||Great Crested Flycatcher||Great Horned Owl|
|Hairy Woodpecker||Hermit Thrush||House Finch|
|House Wren||Indigo Bunting||Killdeer|
|Least Flycatcher||Mongolia Warbler||Mourning Dove|
|Northern Cardinal||Northern Flicker||Northern Parula|
|Northern Saw-Whet Owl||Ovenbird||Philadelphia Vireo|
|Pileated Woodpecker||Prairie Warbler||Purple Finch|
|Red-Breasted Nuthatch||Red-Eyed Vireo||Red-Winged Blackbird|
|Rose-Breasted Grosbeak||Ruby-Crowned Kinglet||Ruffed Grouse|
|Scarlet Tanager||Solitary Sandpiper||Song Sparrow|
|Tufted Titmouse||Veery||White-Breasted Nuthatch|
|White-Throated Sparrow||Wild Turkey||Wilson’s Warbler|
|Wood Duck||Wood Thrush||Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker|