American Birding Podcast: Letters from Bird Camp with Jennie Duberstein & Robert Buckert

American Birding Podcast: Letters from Bird Camp with Jennie Duberstein & Robert Buckert

Upcoming Events

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Aug 25, 2019

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll be looking for ducks and shorebirds in migration. Expect to see herons, eagles, and possibly falcons. Meet at Bushnell’s Basin Park & Ride at 10:30 a.m.
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Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

Sep 7, 2019

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

We’ll be looking for shorebirds, warblers, and other fall migrants in Greece and environs. Badgerow Park is a small area that offers good vantage points along pleasant trails, with the occasional surprise rarity.
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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Sep 8, 2019

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll be looking for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Bald Eagle and other migrants are likely.
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Birding in Rochester

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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

Green Heron - Braddock Bay East Spit - © Candace Giles - Aug 12, 2019

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!

Yellow Warbler, Pittsford, NY. (© Richard Ashworth)

Where to Bird this Month: August

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

BirdCast and Migration Conditions

BirdCast 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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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.