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September 2021

September Meeting: Faraaz Abdool – “Birding the Wildest Islands of the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago)”

September 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Faraaz Abdool

Hello RBAers!

We hope you all have enjoyed your summer.  RBA will have our first meeting since May on September 9, 2021 at 7 pm.  As of this writing (Aug. 7), we do not know if we will be meeting in person or continue on Zoom (email notification to come later). 

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October 2021

October Meeting: Alvaro Jaramillo – “Birding Fast and Slow”

October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Alberto Jaramillo

Alvaro Jaramillo takes a slightly different approach than many others to birding and the birding tours he leads. While he wants his clients to see the important birds of the area, he does not want to just tick them off a list, he also wants people to learn something about the birds they see, to take the time to appreciate them, and the area in which they are found.

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November 2021

November Meeting: Jared Clarke – “Birds of Newfoundland & Labrador: Perched on the Edge of North America”

November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
TBD, To be determined....
Rochester, NY United States
Jared Clarke

Jared Clarke, expert birder, will entice us to this boreal paradise with a tour of his home province and the many birds that inhabit it. Don’t miss it!

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December 2021

December Meeting: Paul Bannick – “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls”

December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Paul Bannick

Join Paul Bannick for a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and several dozen new images from his award-winning and best-selling bird book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats.

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January 2022

Paul Bannick

Annual Meeting and Elections via Zoom with Speaker Paul Bannick – “The Owl and the Woodpecker” – Thursday, January 13, 2022

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will have an encore presentation by Paul Bannick, who was so well attended last month that we quickly reached our Zoom capacity and many people could not get in to watch his presentation. This will not be a repeat of his December talk, but a new presentation, “The Owl and the Woodpecker.”

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February 2022

February Meeting via Zoom with Speaker Jennifer Rycenga – “Initiators and Novices: Birders and Community-Science”

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jennifer Rycenga

Jennifer Rycenga will describe the special skills that birders bring to the community-science world, and the ways that learning about other taxa can help improve your birding skills.

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March 2022

March Meeting via Zoom with Speaker Stephanie Beilke – “Guiding Wetland Restoration in the Great Lakes through Marsh Bird Monitoring”

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stephanie Beilke

Since 2015, Audubon Great Lakes has led marsh bird monitoring throughout the Chicago region to inform habitat restoration for our declining wetland birds.

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April 2022

April Meeting via Zoom with Speaker Holly Merker – “Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul”

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ORNITHERAPY book cover

Watching birds: not only fun, but good for you!  Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is just what the doctor ordered…Ornitherapy leads to a more mindful approach to the observation of birds, benefiting our mind, body, and soul.

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May 2022

May Meeting in Person & via Zoom with Speakers Kevin Farrell & William Macaluso – “Meet Your Local Land Trust—Conservation Updates with Genesee Land Trust”

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asbury First Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Salmon Creek Nature Preserve and surrounding area © Adam Montoya

The greater Rochester region is a diverse landscape comprising of habitat lands, farmlands, and urban centers. Join Kevin Farrell and William Macaluso from Genesee Land Trust for an introduction and update on the work of your local land trust.

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June 2022

Annual RBA Picnic – Rain or Shine!

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Burroughs-Audubon Nature Club, 301 Railroad Mills Road
Pittsford, NY 14534 United States
RBA Picnic at Burroughs Audubon Nature Club

Don't miss the Annual RBA Picnic, held at the Burroughs-Audubon Nature Club in Victor, New York! Rain or Shine! Contact Wanda Thistle to make reservations and reserve your spot!

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