Global Bird Rescue and the Genesee Valley BirdMappers

Global Bird Rescue and the Genesee Valley BirdMappers

Global Bird Rescue and the Genesee Valley BirdMappers

Many cities have a dedicated team of volunteers who walk the downtown streets and sidewalks in the early morning, searching for the unfortunate victims of buildings that are too-well lit and too-well windowed. Rochester now has its own fatal collision monitoring group, and they are eagerly seeking new volunteers. Read more…

Upcoming Events

Birds and Brews @ Knucklehead Craft Brewing

Nov 20, 2019

Birds and Brews @ Knucklehead Craft Brewing

Join the Rochester Birding Association for the last Birds & Brews of the year! We will be meeting at Knucklehead Craft Brewery this month.
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Niagara River Field Trip

Dec 1, 2019

Niagara River Field Trip

We’ll be looking for special gulls and waterfowl. The Niagara River area is famous for the variety and number of gulls in winter. Can you pick out the rarities? This is a joint trip with the Buffalo Ornithological Society.
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Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

Dec 7, 2019

Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

We’ll be looking for Tundra Swan, Canvasback, Redhead, and other waterfowl.
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Birding in Rochester

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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

White-winged Scoter - Irondequoit Bay Outlet - © Rosemary Reilly - Nov 03, 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!

Common Redpoll, Pittsford, NY. (© Richard Ashworth)

Where to Bird this Month: November

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.

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.