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 »

Upcoming Events

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

Sep 3, 2016

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

We’ll be looking for thrushes and other migrants. Durand can be surprising this time of year. Just when you thought the birding was quieting down, you run into a pocket of birds here that boggle the mind.
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September: Social Meet & Greet - Come ready to share!

Sep 8, 2016

September: Social Meet & Greet - Come ready to share!

Come to this informal member meeting ready to meet other birders, share birding stories, ask questions, listen to committee chairs report on their recent activities, and enjoy a hyper-local discussion about birds. Dominic Sherony will talk a bit about the current shorebird season. Refreshments provided. Committee Chairs, please come ready with committee reports.
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Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

Sep 10, 2016

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

We’ll be looking for shorebirds, warblers, and other fall migrants in Greece and environs. Badgerow Park is a small area that offers good vantage points along pleasant trails, with the occasional surprise rarity.
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Yellow Warbler, Pittsford, NY. (© Richard Ashworth)

Where to Bird this Month: August

Signs of fall migration accelerate.  Post-breeding dispersal is also evident, as young birds and their parents desert nesting grounds to feed and gather strength for the journey south.  On average, 167 species are seen. Read more »

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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.

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Juv) - Hamlin Beach Park - © Dick Horsey - Aug 19, 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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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.

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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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