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RBA: Apex Lighthouse Wind Project Poses Significant Threat to Birds

RBA:  Apex Lighthouse Wind Project Poses Significant Threat to Birds

President’s note: The RBA conservation committee recently submitted a letter to the  New York State Public Service Commission in regards to the planned Apex Lighthouse Wind Project. Below is a summary of that letter. Continue reading »

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Niagara River Field Trip

Nov 29, 2015

Niagara River Field Trip

Looking for special gulls and waterfowl. The Niagara River area is famous for the variety and number of gulls in winter: can you pick out the rarities?
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Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

Dec 5, 2015

Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

We’ll be looking for Tundra Swan, Canvasback, Redhead, and other waterfowl.
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Beginner Trip: Nations Road

Dec 6, 2015

Beginner Trip: Nations Road

Sharpen your skills on wintering hawks and Short-eared Owl. Other wintering birds such as Horned Lark, Snow Bunting, and Lapland Longspur are often present.
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Where to Bird This Month

Common Redpoll, Pittsford, NY. (© Richard Ashworth)

Where to Bird this Month: November

Will it be a finch winter? A Snowy Owl winter? November usually provides the clues. The first wintry weather arrives, and with it the birds of the season. Ducks, swans, late shorebirds and other migrants continue to move through the area… 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

Bay-breasted Warbler © Dominic Sherony

“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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