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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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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Aug 26, 2018

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll be looking for ducks and shorebirds in migration. Expect to see herons, eagles, and possibly falcons. Meet at Bushnell’s Basin Park & Ride at 10 a.m.
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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

Sep 1, 2018

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

We’ll be looking for thrushes and other migrants. Durand can be surprising this time of year. Just when you thought the birding was quieting down, you run into a pocket of birds here that boggle the mind.
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Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

Sep 8, 2018

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

We’ll be looking for shorebirds, warblers, and other fall migrants in Greece and environs. Badgerow Park is a small area that offers good vantage points along pleasant trails, with the occasional surprise rarity.
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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

Stilt Sandpiper - Braddock Bay East Spit - © Robert Buckert - Jul 27, 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 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.