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Save the Dates! Christmas Bird Counts 2021

Christmas Bird Count

SAVE THE DATES! Rochester Christmas Bird Count Sunday, December 19 Letchworth/Silver Lakes Bird Count Saturday, December 18 Little Lakes Bird Count Saturday, December 26 Citizen Science at its best – Join in the tradition! Details will appear in the November Little Gull!    … Read more

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Update on COVID-19 Policy and RBA Field Trips

As of June 15, 2021 Dear RBA members: It is good news that rates of COVID-19 in Monroe County and the surrounding area have come down substantially and restrictions have been eased! As a result, the Board of Directors and the Field Trip Committee, have updated RBA COVID-19 guidelines, specifically in the Social Distancing and… Read more

in Birding, Educational, For New Birders, New Birders, PR & Communications, RBA

Grassland birds show some of the most dramatic population declines in North America as a result of habitat loss and intensive agricultural management. Allan Strong has studied Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows in the dairy country of Vermont’s Champlain Valley since 2002. He will present some of his research results that have led to innovative conservation… Read more

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COVID-19 and RBA Field Trips

With the continuing high rates of COVID-19 in Monroe County and the surrounding area, the Board of Directors, the Field Trip Committee, and the field trip leaders will be making decisions on our upcoming field trips on a monthly basis.  The decision to cancel a field trip or to curtail attendance are not made lightly, but rather reflect the NYS guidelines at the time of the trip and also an abundance of caution for our trip leaders and attendees.

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January Meeting and Elections via Zoom!

Laura Erickson

Dear Members, As the new year approaches, hopes for our traditional January pot luck dinner with the opportunity to socialize and have fun with member presentations and quizzes, has, unfortunately, faded with the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases (as of this writing). This is disappointing, to be sure.  However, besides having fun, our January meeting… Read more

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Trip Leader Kimberly Sucy Featured in Rochester D&C

How cool is it that our own Kimberly Sucy was featured in the Democrat and Chronicle. Kimberly works tirelessly year after year organizing RBA field trips, leading field trips, and doing other chores and outreach for the club. We’re glad that staff writer Alan Morrell chose to put her in the spotlight — she deserves it! Read… Read more

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