On Behalf of the Birds, Your Comments are Requested on the Final Scoping Statement of the Heritage Wind Project

On Behalf of the Birds, Your Comments are Requested on the Final Scoping Statement of the Heritage Wind Project

The Final Scoping Statement of the Heritage Wind Project in the Town of Barre, Orleans County, New York (DPS Case No. 16-F-0546) has been filed with the Department of Public Service by APEX Corporation. Interested persons have until September 19, 2019 to submit comments to the DPS and APEX. Send comments to the applicant’s designated representative: Paul Williamson, Project Development Manager, Apex Clean Energy, 310 4th St NE, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or by emailing [email protected] and by filing a copy with the Secretary to the Siting Board (Hon. Kathleen H. Burgess at [email protected] )

The proposed Facility consists of the construction and operation of a commercial-scale wind power project. The turbine tip height for the Nordex 149 that is currently being considered is 655 feet.

Upcoming Events

RBA Young Birder Event: Highland Park

Sep 21, 2019

RBA Young Birder Event: Highland Park

If you’ve been to the Lilac Festival, then you’ve been to Highland Park. Is it a little weird here to bird in September? Maybe – but someone has to do it, and this will be a nice relaxing trip after the craziness of the Muckrace the weekend before.
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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Sep 21, 2019

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll be looking for waterfowl and migrating shorebirds. Meet at the Montezuma Visitors Center at 11:00 a.m. Pack a lunch.
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Ganondagan State Historic Site

Sep 29, 2019

Ganondagan State Historic Site

We’ll meet in the main parking lot off County Road 41/Boughton Hill Road at 9:00 a.m. The lot is situated below the new museum at 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564. (From Rt. 444 from Victor, turn right onto Boughton Hill Road and go down the hill. The main parking lot will be on your right.)
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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-bellied Sapsucker - Male © Richard Ashworth

Where to Bird this Month: September

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.