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November 2019

November: Lucy Winters Durkin – “John James Audubon: Birds in Paint and Print”

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Clover Center of the Arts and Spirituality/The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Lucy Winters Durkin

The images from John James Audubon's Birds of America are familiar to most birders, but a significant portion of Audubon's work remains almost unknown - the written text that originally accompanied the illustrations. 

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RBA Young Birder Event: Durand Eastman Park & Irondequoit Bay

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Durand Eastman Park, Lakeshore Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Cedar Waxwing - Durand Eastman Park - © Dick Horsey - Dec 08, 2015

We’ll start by taking a walk through Durand Eastman Park. We’ll likely see a mix of winter passerines like woodpeckers, robins, chickadees, titmice, Cedar Waxwings, finches and cardinals, but with a little luck they’ll be supplemented by something special.

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December 2019

Niagara River Field Trip

December 1 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Niagara River, Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY 14174 United States
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Black-headed Gull, Niagara River (© Dominic Sherony)

We’ll be looking for special gulls and waterfowl. The Niagara River area is famous for the variety and number of gulls in winter. Can you pick out the rarities? This is a joint trip with the Buffalo Ornithological Society.

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RBA Young Birder Event: Christmas Bird Count for Kids

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, 10 Braddocks Avenue
Hilton, NY 14468 United States
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White-throated Sparrow - Mendon Ponds - © Candace Giles - Dec 21, 2016

For 119 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! The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a family-friendly bird-watching event that builds bird identification skills and contributes to scientific bird count data.

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Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conesus Lake Area, Vitale Park
Big Tree Road, NY 14480 United States
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Bufflehead - Conesus Lake (RBA Field Trip) - © Dick Horsey - Dec 05, 2015

We’ll be looking for Tundra Swan, Canvasback, Redhead, and other waterfowl.

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Beginner Trip: Nations Road

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nations Road, 2658-2682 Nations Rd
Avon, NY 14414 United States
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Short-eared Owl - West Bloomfield - © Zaphir Shamma - Jan 01, 2017

Sharpen your skills on wintering hawks and Short-eared Owl. Other wintering birds such as Horned Lark, Snow Bunting, and Lapland Longspur are often present.

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December: Daniel Baldassarre – “Linking Behavior and Biodiversity in Birds”

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Clover Center of the Arts and Spirituality/The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Daniel Baldassarre

Daniel Baldassarre is interested in evolutionary biology and biodiversity, and especially loves studying birds. To study avian biodiversity, he focuses on small populations of birds and looks for connections between unusual behaviors and broad-scale patterns.

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RBA Young Birder Event: Christmas Bird Count – Seneca Park

December 15 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Seneca Park, 2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621 United States
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Eastern Bluebird - Hamlin Beach Park - © Dick Horsey - Dec 04, 2016

Participating in a Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition for many birders, and this will be the 116th CBC in Rochester. In a Christmas Bird Count, birders try to count as many birds as possible within a particular “count circle.”

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