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

White-throated Sparrow - Livonia - © Terry Bohling - Sep 30, 2018

Browse the RBA “Last 30 Days” Gallery – a gallery of bird photos taken by amateur birders in and around Rochester, NY. Read more…

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Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

Oct 21, 2018

Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

Why a wastewater treatment plant? Open water and a great location mean that this spot appears regularly on the fall birding mailing lists.
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November: Kevin McGowan - "Think Like a Bird: How to Understand Bird Behavior"

Nov 8, 2018

November: Kevin McGowan - "Think Like a Bird: How to Understand Bird Behavior"

Birds are fascinating to watch, and not just because they are beautiful. Did you ever see a bird do something funny and ask yourself, “Now why did that bird do that?”
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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

Nov 11, 2018

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

Waxwings, winter finches, and lingering migrants are possible as well as Snowy Owl. We may visit Irondequoit Bay to look for waterfowl.
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Evening Grosbeak (male), Mendon (© Dominic Sherony)

Where to Bird this Month: October

Durand Eastman Park, with its abundance of cone-bearing trees, orchard and other food supplies, is a prime fall and winter birding spot.  Webster Park also has good stands of conifers and a good view of the lake.  Read more »

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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

White-throated Sparrow - Livonia - © Terry Bohling - Sep 30, 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 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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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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