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Camp Beechwood and Olga Fleisher Wildlife Preserve Field Trip

May 3, 2016

Camp Beechwood and Olga Fleisher Wildlife Preserve Field Trip

This park on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Wayne County should attract warblers, vireos, thrushes, and other migrants and also boasts a robust Bank Swallow colony.
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Cobbs Hill Park Field Trip

May 4, 2016

Cobbs Hill Park Field Trip

With spring in full swing, come to one of Rochester's best kept birding secrets: Cobbs Hill Park's Washington Grove. Colorful warblers and other spring migrants arrive in masses to this urban oasis of tall stately trees.
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Thousand Acre Swamp Field Trip

May 5, 2016

Thousand Acre Swamp Field Trip

This easy 2.5 mile walk goes through a variety of habitats, resulting in a variety of breeding bird species and migrants. The habitats include swampy woods, drier woods, a marshy area, meadows, and a pond.
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Where to Bird This Month

Bobolink (male), Burger Park. (© Jay Greenberg)

Where to Bird this Month: May

It doesn’t get any better than this. This is what Rochesterians live for! In fact, more species are reported in May than any other month. On average 68 new species arrive, and 230 are seen overall this month… 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

Eastern Towhee (F) - Firehouse Woods - © Dick Horsey - Apr 28, 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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