Access to Birds and Birding Fund

Rochester Birding Association reaches out to organizations throughout the Greater Rochester area to find projects that improve access to birds and birding. These may include habitat maintenance and restoration, construction of observation structures, or other services that allow researchers to work effectively in the field.

Wood Duck, Durand Eastman Park © Alan Bloom April 6, 2024

Wood Duck, Durand Eastman Park
© Alan Bloom April 6, 2024

Projects funded in 2023 and 2024:

  • $600 to rent a portable comfort station for use by the Braddock Bay Raptor Research hawk watcher and birders during the hawk migration.
  • $1,000 to ReTree Webster for the purchase of native trees to plant in Webster parks.
  • $3,750 to Rush Recreation and Parks Association toward the purchase of a brush mower,
    to allow them to battle invasive plant species and protect ground-nesting birds during their breeding season.
  • $20,000 to Genesee Land Trust toward the construction of a handicapped-accessible observation deck at the new Salmon Creek Nature Preserve in Parma.

If we can raise
$10,000 annually

we can replenish our funds
while helping those who do important work
to increase access to birds and birding.

Just $25 from each member household
would bring us close to our goal!

RBA has a fund for grantmaking, based on a bequest received in 1988 and invested carefully for modest growth. To keep this fund strong and continue to make gifts like these, we ask that our members consider adding Rochester Birding Association to your annual giving plans.