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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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In addition to the APEX Lighthouse Wind Project proposed for Yates and Somerset on the Lake Ontario shoreline, we have another proposed wind farm from the same company.  The Heritage wind project is being proposed in the Town of Barre, Orleans County just east of the Iroquois Wildlife Refuge.  APEX is holding an Open House… Read more

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Christmas Bird Count

Join us for the 117th Christmas Bird Count of the National Audubon Society and the 113th Rochester CBC.

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Short-eared Owl - Livingston County - © Jeff Thompson

It’s almost that time of year again! As the days shorten and the air gets crisper, we start thinking about all of the raptors that will be visiting us from even colder latitudes. Every year, NYSDEC regions across the state monitor wintering raptor presence to record where and how these birds are spending their winter… Read more

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Northern Harrier - Montezuma NWR - © Dana Kalir - Nov 09, 2015

The 2016/2017 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin on November 16, less than one month away. Raptor migrations for the most part will be completed, and it will be time to learn what species have chosen to spend the winter at the Greater Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

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Red-tailed Hawk - Greece - © Zaphir Shamma - Sep 27, 2015

The 2015/2016 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin November 18th. Surveys have been conducted annually at Montezuma since 2010, and will be conducted weekly on Wednesdays, one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunset. Surveyors follow an established protocol. We need veteran surveyors who are able to identify raptors who frequent… Read more

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Chimney Swift - Highland Park - July 03, 2015 © Dick Horsey

Audubon NY and Genesee Valley Audubon Society need the help of RBA on a Chimney Swift conservation project.  We need people who know what chimney swifts are and where they roost to send their observations to eBird.org. Will you help? As you know, the power of Audubon lies in our network of chapter members and volunteers. … Read more

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