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Birding and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

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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… Read more

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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:

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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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RBA Member Night Scheduled February 13, 2020!

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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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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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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