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

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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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Heritage Wind, LLC (“Heritage” or “Applicant”) is proposing to construct a major wind electric generating facility up to 184.8 megawatts (MW) in size in the Town of Barre, Orleans County, New York (“Heritage Wind Project” or “Facility”). This notice announces that on or about January 31, 2020, the Applicant will file an Application pursuant to… 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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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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Welcome to the new RBA website!

Our new website is finally here! We hope you’ll take a cruise around and share with your friends. The new site is colorful, easy to navigate, and has lots of photos, birding tools (check out the birding hotspots map, NEXRAD, and weather widget!), and all our events and meetings. That makes it easier than ever to stay up to date… Read more

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Don’t miss a single news item from RBA!

Stay tuned and bird with us. Here are several ways to stay informed of RBA activities…

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