on March 27, 2020
The RBA is committed to following NYS guidelines and directives regarding social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, all field trips, meetings, and birds-and-brews through the end of April are cancelled, and we anticipate canceling events in May and June as well.
on March 20, 2020
The long awaited Application for the Heritage Wind Project in Barre NY was submitted to the state at 5 pm on March 13, 2020 and is available for review. http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/CaseNo16-f-0546 It is a massive document. RBA is looking for people willing to help review so we can comment. Please contact Amy Kahn, RBA Conservation Chair…
on March 12, 2020
Our meeting tonight at 7:30 at the Baptist Temple, 1100 Clover Street, Rochester, will go on as planned. Your health and well-being are our concern.
Please consider the following:
on January 21, 2020
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…
on January 19, 2020
If you ever watch birds in New York, you can be a part of the Breeding Bird Atlas! Everyone is encouraged to participate from 2020-2024. Beginner and advanced birders alike can enhance their birding experience by observing bird behaviors. And you can be involved as little or as much as you want. Whenever you go…
on December 28, 2019
RBA MEMBERS! If you didn’t have a chance to present at the Annual Dinner, dust off/polish up, your BEST, MOST SPECTACULAR, “slides” of birds from your travels both local and foreign and get ready for MEMBER NIGHT on February 13, 2020! Richard Ashworth will again orchestrate STRICT 10 min. member presentations—first come, first served –…
on December 11, 2019
Come to our Annual Winter Dinner Party at Summerville Presbyterian Church, 4845 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617 at 6:00 PM. Volunteers gladly accepted! To make a reservation, contact Wanda Thistle or call 585-236-1834 to sign up. Wanda will need the following information: your name, the number of people attending, and the side dish you will be bringing. The…
on October 1, 2019
Many cities have a dedicated team of volunteers who walk the downtown streets and sidewalks in the early morning, searching for the unfortunate victims of buildings that are too-well lit and too-well windowed. Rochester now has its own fatal collision monitoring group, and they are eagerly seeking new volunteers. The Genesee Valley BirdMappers are encouraging…
on September 2, 2019
The Final Scoping Statement of the Heritage Wind Project in the Town of Barre, Orleans County, New York (DPS Case No. 16-F-0546) has been filed with the Department of Public Service by APEX Corporation. Interested persons have until September 19, 2019 to submit comments to the DPS and APEX. Send comments to the applicant’s designated…
on July 11, 2019
One of our local young birders is getting lots of attention from the national American Birding Association! That’s right, Robert Buckert was interviewed alongside camp counselor Jennie Duberstein about his experience at Camp Colorado! Robert, you never cease to amaze! We’re proud of you. Click on the link to hear the blog. blog.aba.org/robert-buckert.html…