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New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda – 2018

New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda – 2018

Your comments can make a difference. If you have been involved in any long term studies of birds and bird migration along the Lake Ontario shoreline or if you regularly submit to ebird let Apex and DPS know. More importance should be placed on data from long term or ongoing studies than on Apex’s brief point in time studies. Comments made at earlier stages of this project have strengthened the process and made it clear to the State that they needed to hold Apex responsible for following the public participation process. We need to continue to express our concerns. Read more…

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Norway Road Field Trip

May 26, 2018

Norway Road Field Trip

This unassuming trip usually racks up one of the longest bird lists of the year. From nesting Cerulean Warbler to Purple Martin along the lake, this trip showcases roadside birding in spectacular fashion!
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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

May 27, 2018

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We will search for Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Cerulean Warbler, and other nesting birds at this local natural treasure. We’ll drive to various spots in the Refuge and take an easy walk along one of the very scenic trails.
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Canadice Lake Field Trip

Jun 2, 2018

Canadice Lake Field Trip

Down the east side of the lake for a variety of nesting passerines, especially warblers and vireos. There will be a short walk at the south end of the lake but mostly we’ll drive and park along the shore.
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New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda – 2018

New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda – 2018

The New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA) annual meeting will be held October 5 – 7, 2018 in Henrietta, New York. This meeting will be hosted by the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club (BANC) and the Rochester Birding Association (RBA). Register now! 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.

“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

Yellow Warbler - Kings Bend Park - © Dick Horsey - May 03, 2018

Last 30 Days Gallery – Birds in and around Rochester, NY

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 nurtures young people’s curiosity in birds and helps them take their skills to the next level while offering a fun, safe environment with other teens/preteens to network and bird together.