Birding

Principles of Birding Ethics

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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February 14, 2019 Speaker: Charlie Cowling

Title: Early 20th Century Upstate New York Photographers Lead the Way in a New Method of ‘Collecting’ Birds in the Field Featuring recently salvaged and digitized images from rare glass lantern slides, Charlie Cowling, archivist at SUNY Brockport, will present images of New York birds taken by regional birders in the early 20th century. Our… Read more

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Thanks for allowing us to host you for this great event! 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). This will… Read more

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The proposed Apex Lighthouse Wind Project stipulations  were issued by the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and Apex on March 6, 2018.  Any person, agency or municipality may submit comments on the proposed stipulations.  The procedure for submitting comments is listed at the end of this article. The majority of the project… Read more

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Your comments by April 6th can make a difference

Heritage Wind Project Preliminary Scoping Statement: Your comments can make a difference. We have a second wind project in the area to pay attention to.  This project is about 10 miles south of Lake Ontario and just east of the Iroquois Wildlife Management complex. Your comments can make a difference in being confident that appropriate… Read more

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White-winged Crossbill, Honeoye, NY (© D. Sherony)

This year marks the 118th count nationwide and the 66th count for the area. The count day is Saturday, December 23, 2017.

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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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Update on Washington Grove zoning variance threat

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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