A decision was made by the City of Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals on September 20th. Unfortunately, the Board voted 4 to 1, with one abstention, to allow the variance in favor of the Gabel proposal. The park’s welfare, the concerns that were raised in so much detail on August 17th and the many letters… Learn More

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Please help us oppose a proposed house that will intrude on Washington Grove I received the following information which I felt our membership would like to have an opportunity to comment on. This request for a zoning change could be devastating to the birds and our birding fun in Washington Grove at Cobb's Hill Park. … Learn More

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Dominic Sherony

Save the date: Our monthly meetings start September 14 at 7 pm. Details on this event here. See overview below. Come hear an interesting and educational talk about Hawaiian birds by a long-time birder and RBAer, Dominic Sherony. Not a travelog, although there will be some great photos, we will learn about the history of a number… Learn More

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SAVE THE DATE:   September 14, 2017, 7 pm. RBA general meeting Where:  Baptist Temple/Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality 1101 Clover Street, Rochester, NY Come hear an interesting and educational talk about Hawaiian birds by a long-time birder and RBAer, Dominic Sherony. Not a travelog, although there will be some great photos, we will learn… Learn More

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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. Attendees Should Bring/Wear: Clothing appropriate to the weather, extra blankets or pillows if desired, and any bird books or binoculars they want to bring in addition to site… Learn More

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Golden-crowned Kinglet - Hamlin Beach Park - © Candace Giles - Oct 02, 2017

Browse the RBA "Last 30 Days" Gallery - a gallery of bird photos taken by amateur birders in and around Rochester, NY.

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Yellow Warbler - Whiting Road Nature Preserve - © Dick Horsey - May 31, 2017

This is the archived “Last 30 Days” photo gallery posting for May 2017.  To check out the active “Last 30 Days” gallery go to Photo Galleries under the Learn & Explore tab. Updated May 31, 2017  -  112 Species  -  Arranged by date taken ... Click on any thumbnail to view the full-sized gallery ... [The newest photos are automatically… Learn More

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Not in the least! Despite the free-spirited nature of our feline friends, there are several reasons to keep a cat indoors. It's not only better for the birds we love, but it lets kitty live longer. Cornell has fielded many questions and challenges about the bird-cat problem, and has produced a primer that addresses each question and challenge… Learn More

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Black-capped Chickadee - Four Mile Creek Preserve (RBA field trip) - © Dick Horsey - Apr 30, 2017

This is the archived “Last 30 Days” photo gallery posting for April 2017.  To check out the active “Last 30 Days” gallery go to Photo Galleries under the Learn & Explore tab. Updated April 30, 2016  -  109 Species  -  Arranged by date taken ... Click on any thumbnail to view the full-sized gallery ... [The newest photos are automatically… Learn More

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by Amy Kahn, RBA President   Doing bird surveys last November and then again in early February I found Blacklegged ticks (deer ticks) upon doing my now mandatory nightly tick checks.  But the only time I got bitten was last fall gardening in my own backyard when I wasn’t checking nightly.  Now I wear repellent… Learn More

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