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

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

Hosted by Burroughs Audubon Nature Club & Rochester Birding Association October 5 – 7, 2018 in Henrietta, NY (a suburb of Rochester) 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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Barnhart's Camp and Keeney Swamp Field Trip

Jun 30, 2018

Barnhart's Camp and Keeney Swamp Field Trip

Travel throughout the diverse landscapes of Northern Allegany County, 20 minutes south of Letchworth State Park. Grassland, woodland, pond and swampland species such as Prairie and Mourning Warbler, bluebirds, Pied-billed Grebe, and maybe a bittern or two should be seen. This trip generally goes all day so we can see as much as possible!
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Conesus Inlet State WMA Field Trip

Aug 4, 2018

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 12, 2018

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

New York State Ornithological Association 71st Annual Meeting Agenda – 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 »

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

Downy Woodpecker (Juv) - Brighton - © Dick Horsey - Jun 16, 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 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.