The Split Rock Trail, part of the Pittsford Trail Network, represents an opportunity for a relatively short, level walk with good birding. There is a variety of habitats with its woods, open fields and two small bodies of water.
Common residents include nuthatches, woodpeckers and chickadees. Common Ravens are usually heard, if not seen.
In spring and summer, watch the fields for Bobolinks and Eastern Bluebirds. Golden-crowned Kinglets can be found in winter. In June and July a wide variety of warblers can be found including Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler and Chestnut-sided Warbler. During migration the opportunity for more warblers increases. Migrating sparrows are attracted by the weedy edges of the fields and ponds.
Be sure to respect private property by staying on the trail.
The access for the trail is on the east side of Adams Road in Pittsford. From Rte 7, just south of the village, turn east onto Oxbow Road. Adams Road is the first left-hand turn from Oxbow. There is a small parking area (which can be slippery when icy!).