Annual RBA Winter Dinner: Come Hungry! Saturday, January 12th – Register Now!

RBA Annual Dinner - January 10, 2015 © Richard Ashworth

Officers and directors-at-large will be elected by a majority vote of the members present at the annual dinner on January 12, 2019. A quorum consisting of 10% of current association members at any meeting is required for the transaction of any business including the election of the board of directors.

Upcoming Events

Beginner Birder Trip: Mendon Ponds Park Songbird Trail

Jan 19, 2019

Beginner Birder Trip: Mendon Ponds Park Songbird Trail

This trip will be a leisurely winter walk featuring some very close looks at our winter passerines! Bring some sunflower seeds and your camera!
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Avon and Lima Rural Tour Field Trip

Jan 26, 2019

Avon and Lima Rural Tour Field Trip

We’ll search the Nations Road area, looking for Northern Shrike, hawks, Snow Bunting, and other birds of the fields and farmland in winter.
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RBA Young Birder Event: Ducks - Where is the White?

Jan 27, 2019

RBA Young Birder Event: Ducks - Where is the White?

Ducks are awesome, and lucky for us, they are abundant in Rochester even in the winter. Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes team with mergansers, scaup, scoter, Long-tailed Ducks, Redheads, Common Goldeneye, and more even on the coldest days.
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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

Purple Finch - Whiting Road Nature Preserve - © Dick Horsey - Jan 02, 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!

Harlequin Ducks, Pultneyville (© Dominic Sherony)

Where to Bird this Month: January

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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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.