Early Morning Bird Watching and Picnic at Ganondagan

Early Morning Bird Watching and Picnic

June 25 @ 7:30 am, Join Amy Kahn (RBA) and June Summers (GVA) as well as Alexis Van Winkle (Ganondagan) for a 1.5 mile walk through woodlands, shrub, grassland and wetland habitat. Continue reading »

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Bird watching Picnic at Ganondagan

Jun 25, 2017

Bird watching Picnic at Ganondagan

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Conesus Inlet State WMA Field Trip

Aug 5, 2017

Conesus Inlet State WMA Field Trip

Explore this expansive wetland for Virginia Rail and Wood Duck families. We’ve seen eagles on a reliable basis, Red-headed Woodpecker, Cliff Swallow, and more.
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Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Aug 13, 2017

Beginner Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Learn more about the fall migration of shorebirds in this nearby birding treasure. We’ll visit key spots you’ll want to revisit again and again! Meet in the Bushnell’s Basin Park and Ride lot at 2:00 p.m.
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Where to Bird This Month

American Redstart on nest © Chuck Schleigh

Where to Bird this Month: June

June is the height of nesting season – but spring migrants can still be found early in the month. In some years, you can catch both ends of the shorebird migration; the last northbound birds at the start of the month, the first southbound birds at the end. On average, 169 species are reported. Read more »

Birding Hotspots

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

Brown Thrasher - Highland Park - © Dick Horsey - Jun 19, 2017

Last 30 Days Gallery – Birds in 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.

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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Young Birders Club

Young Birders Club

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.