New Workshop! Spring Warbler ID and Ebird 101

New Workshop! Spring Warbler ID and Ebird 101

Save the Date now for the 2017 Rochester Warbler Workshop – More details to follow soon !

April 22, 2017 – Earth Day

Finding & Identifying the Crown Jewels of Spring

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Upcoming Events

Highland Park Field Trip

Apr 26, 2017

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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Beginner Birder Trip: Lakeshore Warbler Hotspots

Apr 29, 2017

Beginner Birder Trip: Lakeshore Warbler Hotspots

Learn the basics of identifying our most colorful migrants on this trip, which will stop at several areas where these birds tend to congregate in spring.
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Four Mile Creek Preserve, Webster, NY Field Trip

Apr 30, 2017

Four Mile Creek Preserve, Webster, NY Field Trip

This is our second field trip to this new preserve. We will look for early spring migrants along the hiking trails.
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Where to Bird This Month

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 »

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

American Goldfinch and Purple Finch - Webster - © Peggy Mabb - Apr 19, 2017

“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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