Come help us count the birds that make their winter homes in Mendon Ponds! For 117 years, adults have counted birds every winter as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count, and now it’s time for kids to join the fun!

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White-throated Sparrow - Mendon Ponds - © Candace Giles - Dec 21, 2016

Join us for the 118th Christmas Bird Count of the National Audubon Society and the 114th Rochester CBC.

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Hello RBA members,   It’s almost that time of year!  It sure feels like we’re finished with heat waves this fall, meaning wintering raptors will soon be showing up in local fields and wetlands.  Every year, NYSDEC regions across the state monitor wintering raptor presence to record where and how these birds are spending their time… Read more

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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… Read 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. … Read 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… Read 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… Read more

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Early Morning Bird Watching and Picnic June 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am 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… Read more

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Eastern Meadowlark - Braddock Bay Park - © Dick Horsey - Mar 28, 2019

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… Read more

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