RBA and Covid-19 – Updates for May

RBA and Covid-19 – Updates for May The RBA is committed to following NYS guidelines and directives regarding social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, all field trips, meetings, and birds-and-brews through the end of May are cancelled, and we anticipate canceling events in June as well. Read more...

Upcoming Events

***CANCELLED*** New!! Taylor Road - Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek

May 26, 2020

***CANCELLED*** New!! Taylor Road - Headwaters of Irondequoit Creek

We will walk the mowed grassy trails of the 65-acre property of RBA member Linda Roca. 
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***CANCELLED*** Canadice Lake Field Trip

May 30, 2020

***CANCELLED*** Canadice Lake Field Trip

We’ll go down the east side of the lake for a variety of nesting passerines, especially warblers and vireos.  Mostly we’ll drive and park along the road. 
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Ganondagan State Historic Site State Park Field Trip

Jun 6, 2020

Ganondagan State Historic Site State Park Field Trip

This trip has generated large species lists due to the many habitat types we will travel through.  We will start from the parking lot to the longhouse and the meadowlark field and then head down a wide trail through woods, shrubland, wetland to an overlook in grassland. 
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Birding in Rochester

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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

Northern Flicker (F) - Ellison Park - © David Laiacona - Apr 08, 2020

“Last 30 Days” Photo 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!

Bobolink (male), Burger Park. (© Jay Greenberg)

Where to Bird this Month: May

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 »

Birding Hotspots

Noteworthy Records

The collection of Noteworthy Records tables can be found in the Little Gull Archives. Here, we publish links to the more recent Noteworthy Records and one historical (2004) noteworthy sightings tables.

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Special Features

NY Breeding Bird Atlas

NY Breeding Bird Atlas

If you ever watch birds in New York, you can be a part of the Breeding Bird Atlas! Whenever you go birding—be it in your backyard, at your summer camp, or in your favorite park—every sighting counts!

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.

Board of Directors

Get Involved

Whether you are a new birder or dyed in the wool enthusiast, we’d like you to be involved and help RBA with our goals to 1) Teach 2) create 3) spread and 4) contribute

Young Birders Club

Young Birders ROC!

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.