Don’t miss these TWO September meetings

We’re holding a new member Meet & Greet on Sept 8th and collaborating with the Seneca Park Zoo to host Dr. J. Drew Lanham from Clemson University on September 27. Drew is the author of The Home Place-A Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South—and in America today. Continue reading »

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September Speaker: J. Drew Lanham, Diversity in Conservation

Sep 27, 2016

September Speaker: J. Drew Lanham, Diversity in Conservation

Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University. Drew Lanham is a birder, hunter, writer, and profound thinker about man's relationship to nature. 
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October Speaker: Kimberly Sucy on Birding Japan

Oct 13, 2016

October Speaker: Kimberly Sucy on Birding Japan


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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Oct 15, 2016

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll look for migrant ducks, owls, and various passerines in this “Get to Know Iroquois in Autumn” trip.
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Where to Bird This Month

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Male © Richard Ashworth

Where to Bird this Month: September

A bit like May in reverse, this is the height of fall migration.  The woods fill with songbirds, the ponds with ducks, the lake with waterfowl, and the mudflats with shorebirds – all headed south.  September is the peak time to observe fall warblers and vireos, and most of the thrushes. Read more »

Birding Hotspots

Birding Hotspots Map

This map reveals 37 of Rochester’s best birding hotspots, as far west as Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area and as far east as Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Members can access information for every site. Limited number of sites show for non-members.

“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Irondequoit - © Carolyn Ragan - Sep 15, 2016

“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

The Last 30 Days gallery displays images of birds that have been seen in … you guessed it … the last 30 days. This popular gallery helps keep people informed of what birds are being seen where throughout the seasons. All images submitted by RBA Members. Submissions welcome!

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Young Birders

If you are a birder between the ages of 10 to 19, or know someone who is, contact us and our Young Birder Ambassador will show you how to get started birding in the Rochester community.

NEXRAD and Migration Conditions

NEXRAD and Migration Conditions

NEXRAD is used by avid birders and professional ornithologists to track migratory birds. The blue circles in the image above reflect the density of flocks of birds, bats, or insects.

RBA Galleries

RBA Photo Galleries

The RBA photo galleries includes images of local area birds submitted by members. Current galleries include: Rochester Area Birds, Montezuma NWR, Owls, Vagrants, and Nesting Birds.

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