CITIZEN PARTICIPATION NEEDED: COMMENTS ON PROPOSED APEX LIGHTHOUSE WIND PROJECT DUE BY MAY 9, 2018

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION NEEDED: COMMENTS ON PROPOSED APEX LIGHTHOUSE WIND PROJECT DUE BY MAY 9, 2018

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION NEEDED: COMMENTS ON PROPOSED APEX LIGHTHOUSE WIND PROJECT DUE BY MAY 9, 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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Trails at High Acres Nature Area (Perinton Ponds Area) Field Trip

Apr 21, 2018

Trails at High Acres Nature Area (Perinton Ponds Area) Field Trip

Over 130 bird species have been observed at HANA including more than 70 that nest in the diverse habitats found there. During this field trip we expect to see at least 40 species returning to nest or on their way to northern nesting grounds.
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Braddock Bay Hawk Lookout Field Trip

Apr 22, 2018

Braddock Bay Hawk Lookout Field Trip

This trip is for the spring hawk flight and migrating songbirds. This is a joint trip with the Buffalo Ornithological Society.
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Highland Park Field Trip

Apr 25, 2018

Highland Park Field Trip

We'll be looking for spring migrants and lovely flora. This walk would be gorgeous even without the birds, but it does have birds in abundance!
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Hermit Thrush (© Jay Greenberg)

Where to Bird this Month: April

Spring has arrived. On average 170 species are seen this month. The hawk migration reaches its peak, songbirds begin to fill the woods, bitterns and herons arrive in the marshes. 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-bellied Sapsucker - Cobbs Hill - © Dick Horsey - Apr 13, 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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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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