Heritage Wind Project Orleans County, New York NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Heritage Wind Project Orleans County, New York NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Heritage Wind, LLC (“Heritage” or “Applicant”) is proposing to construct a major wind electric generating facility up to 184.8 megawatts (MW) in size in the Town of Barre, Orleans County, New York (“Heritage Wind Project” or “Facility”). This notice announces that on or about January 31, 2020, the Applicant will file an Application pursuant to 16 NYCRR 1000.6 seeking a Certificate from the Siting Board authorizing the construction and operation of the Facility under Article 10. Read more…

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March Meeting: Christina Hoh, NYSDEC Biologist, Avon NY - "Monitoring New York’s Winter Raptors"

Mar 12, 2020

March Meeting: Christina Hoh, NYSDEC Biologist, Avon NY - "Monitoring New York’s Winter Raptors"

Upstate New York is known for its harsh winters, but a handful of raptor species specialize in cold and snowy weather and spend their winters right here in our communities.
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Lake Shore Marshes East Wildlife Management Area Field Trip

Mar 14, 2020

Lake Shore Marshes East Wildlife Management Area Field Trip

This extensive driving tour of the large natural area to our northeast always turns up some great birds! We’ll look for unusual ducks, late winter birds, and interesting migrants like Fox Sparrow.
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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

Mar 21, 2020

Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

We will gather at Braddock Bay Park and drive to Hamlin Beach State Park where we will be looking for migrating waterfowl as we work our way back east.  We will stop at Owl Woods in search of migrating owls. 
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“Last 30 Days” Photo Gallery

Glaucous Gull - Braddock Bay East Spit - © Dick Horsey - Jan 30, 2020

“Last 30 Days” Photo 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!

Long-tailed Duck - Irondequoit Bay Outlet - © Angie Armstrong - Jan 31, 2020

Where to Bird this Month: February

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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NY Breeding Bird Atlas

NY Breeding Bird Atlas

If you ever watch birds in New York, you can be a part of the Breeding Bird Atlas! Whenever you go birding—be it in your backyard, at your summer camp, or in your favorite park—every sighting counts!

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.