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.… 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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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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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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by Amy Kahn, RBA President   Doing bird surveys last November and then again in early February I found Blacklegged ticks (deer ticks) upon doing my now mandatory nightly tick checks.  But the only time I got bitten was last fall gardening in my own backyard when I wasn’t checking nightly.  Now I wear repellent… Read more

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Yellow-rumped Warbler - Firehouse Woods - © Jeanne Verhulst - May 13, 2016

Spring is Coming! Save the Date now for the 2017 Rochester Warbler Workshop Finding & Identifying the Crown Jewels of Spring April 22, 2017 – an Earth Day teach-in More details to follow soon           Spring is a special time in Rochester as birdwatchers welcome back migrant birds that have flown… Read more

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Braddock Bay – by Luke Tiller

Osprey - Braddock Bay Hawk Watch - © Luke Tiller - April 12, 2015

This spring at Braddock Bay Raptor Research’s Bird of Prey Days I gave a talk that covered, among many other things, my love of the region and how lucky Rochester area birders in general are. To follow up on that I wanted to jot a few thoughts down on that very issue.

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Restoring The Bald Eagle A Forty Year Journey - Presentation by Mike Allen

Mike Allen was a Wildlife Technician with New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation for 34 years out of the Region 8 Avon office. During his career he worked with Peter Nye, a Wildlife Biologist in charge of the DEC’s Endangered Species Unit

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Summary: RBA Shorebird Workshop, August, 2016

the RBA Shorebird Workshop was held at Lakeview Community Church on Saturday, August 13th. A total of 41 members signed up for the workshop and at least 39 attended the four hour session.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the shorebird identification workshop led by Dominic Sherony on August 13. From evaluations of the course, things went very well. The feedback we received was generally positive; when asked what was the best part of this course several people said “Dominic!” and “the camaraderie!” so thanks to Dom, the… Read more

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