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… Read more

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Join the NYS Breeding Bird Atlas!

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… Read more

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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 –… Read more

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RBA Winter Dinner 2019 © Richard Ashworth

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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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The City of Rochester has scheduled community meetings where you will have the opportunity to discuss your comments about the city’s Draft Comprehensive Plan (See below). Online and PDF versions of Rochester 2034, along with navigational and interactive tools, can be found at www.CityOfRochester.gov/Roc2034. Under the Natural Resources [NR] Action Plan is a section, NR-4d… Read more

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Celebrating Bill Thompson III

Birding lost a friend last week with the passing of BT3.  If you knew him or knew of him, you almost certainly took a moment to reflect in sadness when you heard the news.  If the name is unfamiliar, now is the time to be inspired by this incredible life.  This month in honor of… Read more

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Rochester Birding Association reminds all birders to remember that your actions in the field can have repercussions on birds and other birders.  Follow all road rules, stay off private property unless permission is granted, stay on trails or roads, stay far enough away from birds to not affect their behavior.  Your exemplary behavior will generate… Read more

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