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FEBRUARY: Change of Venue for Monthly Meetings: Baptist Temple of Rochester

For some time, the Board has been looking for a new venue which offered the convenient location of Brighton Town Hall, outstanding facilities, and ample parking. We believe that we have located such a venue in the Baptist Temple of Rochester. The seating capacity has a maximum of over 150 people. Continue reading »

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Beginner Trip: Charlotte, Braddock Bay, and Lakeshore Fields

Mar 6, 2016

Beginner Trip: Charlotte, Braddock Bay, and Lakeshore Fields

Warmer weather is on its way and with it, bird activity picks up. We’ll check water for ducks, fields for inland birds, and watch the skies for raptors as well.
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Mike Burger: Conservation for Birders: Getting Involved, Giving Back, Preserving the Passion

Mar 10, 2016

Mike Burger: Conservation for Birders: Getting Involved, Giving Back, Preserving the Passion

In this presentation, Mike Burger will provide an overview of current regional bird conservation priorities and needs, followed by examples of ways that birders can contribute to conservation efforts and help sustain bird populations, from bird monitoring to political advocacy to flexing their economic muscles and more.
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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

Mar 12, 2016

Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

Starting at Hamlin Beach State Park we will be looking for migrating waterfowl. We will move to Braddock Bay Hawk Watch in hopes of spotting Rough-legged and Red-shouldered Hawk and eagles.
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Where to Bird This Month

Long-tailed Duck. Non-breeding Male with Tail Erect. Irondequoit Bay (© Jay Greenberg)

Where to Bird this Month: February

Who knows what this month will bring weather-wise?  On average 90 species are seen in February. There usually is open water for waterfowl along Lake Ontario. 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

Greater White-fronted Goose - King's Bend Park - © Dick Horsey - Feb 07, 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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RBA Birding Checklists

Here you can download the RBA Area Checklist which lists species that generally occur in the greater Rochester area. This checklist is periodically reviewed and updated.

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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