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New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda and Schedule – 2018

New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda and Schedule – 2018

Hosted by Burroughs Audubon Nature Club & Rochester Birding Association October 5 – 7, 2018 in Henrietta, NY (a suburb of Rochester) SCHEDULE REGISTRATION FORM HERE! The 71st annual meeting of the New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA) will be held October 5 – 7, 2018 in Henrietta, New York. This meeting will be hosted by the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club (BANC) and the Rochester Birding Association (RBA). Read more…

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New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting – 2018

Oct 5, 2018

New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting – 2018

The 71st annual meeting of the New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA) will be held October 5 – 7, 2018 in Henrietta, New York. This meeting will be hosted by the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club (BANC) and the Rochester Birding Association (RBA).
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October: Kyle Horton - "Using Radar to Quantify and Forecast Migratory Patterns"

Oct 11, 2018

October: Kyle Horton - "Using Radar to Quantify and Forecast Migratory Patterns"

The notion of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of migratory birds passing in and out of broad geographic areas is of considerable public and ecological interest – and of conservation concern. Capturing and quantify these large-scale movements has remained a principle challenge.
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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Oct 13, 2018

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll look for migrant ducks, owls, and various passerines in this “Get to Know Iroquois in Autumn” trip.
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New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda and Schedule – 2018

New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda and Schedule – 2018

The New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA) annual meeting will be held October 5 – 7, 2018 in Henrietta, New York. This meeting will be hosted by the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club (BANC) and the Rochester Birding Association (RBA). Register now! 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

Little Blue Heron - LaSalle Landing Park - © Eunice Thein - Sep 14, 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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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.