Many cities have a dedicated team of volunteers who walk the downtown streets and sidewalks in the early morning, searching for the unfortunate victims of buildings that are too-well lit and too-well windowed.  Rochester now has its own fatal collision monitoring group, and they are eagerly seeking new volunteers.  The Genesee Valley BirdMappers are encouraging… Read more

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The Final Scoping Statement of the Heritage Wind Project in the Town of Barre, Orleans County, New York (DPS Case No. 16-F-0546) has been filed with the Department of Public Service by APEX Corporation.  Interested persons have until September 19, 2019 to submit comments to the DPS and APEX. Send comments to the applicant’s designated… 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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RBA Annual Dinner - January 10, 2015 © Richard Ashworth

Come to our Annual Winter Dinner Party at Summerville Presbyterian Church, 4845 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617 at 6:00 PM. Officers and directors-at-large will be elected by a majority vote of the members present at the annual dinner on January 12, 2019. We urge all association members to attend this event because a quorum… Read more

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Thanks for allowing us to host you for this great event! The 71st annual meeting of the New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA) was held October 5 – 7, 2018 in Henrietta, New York, jointly hosted by the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club (BANC) and the Rochester Birding Association (RBA).  It was the 70th anniversary of the… Read more

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The proposed Apex Lighthouse Wind Project stipulations  were issued by the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and Apex on March 6, 2018.  Any person, agency or municipality may submit comments on the proposed stipulations.  The procedure for submitting comments is listed at the end of this article. The majority of the project… Read more

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Heritage Wind Project Preliminary Scoping Statement: Your comments can make a difference. We have a second wind project in the area to pay attention to.  This project is about 10 miles south of Lake Ontario and just east of the Iroquois Wildlife Management complex. Your comments can make a difference in being confident that appropriate… Read more

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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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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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