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March 2020

March Meeting: Christina Hoh, NYSDEC Biologist, Avon NY – “Monitoring New York’s Winter Raptors”

March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Clover Center of the Arts and Spirituality/The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Christina Hoh

Dear RBA members.
Our meeting tonight at 7:30 at the Baptist Temple, 1100 Clover Street, Rochester, will go on as planned. Your health and well-being are our concern.
Please consider the following:
If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
If it has been less than 14 days since returning from a trip where the corona virus has been active, please stay home.

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April 2020

***CANCELLED***April Meeting: Jean Iron – “The Nature of Arctic Birds “

April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Clover Center of the Arts and Spirituality/The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Jean Iron

Arctic birds have a special attraction for birders and are amongst our most sought-after species. In this presentation, Jean will take us north to look at birds whose exceptional endurance and lifestyle are determined by the relentless forces of nature.

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May 2020

***Cancelled*** May 14, 2020 Member Meeting

May 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Clover Center of the Arts and Spirituality/The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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The May 14, 2020 RBA Member meeting is CANCELLED.

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Virtual Backyard Birding Seminar – May 21 @ 7:00pm

May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blackburnian Warbler - Firehouse Woods - © Jeanne Verhulst - May 25, 2016

Join the Rochester Birding Association for an Online Seminar this Thursday via Zoom.  This month our topic will be Backyard Birds, and how to attract them to your yard. 

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September 2020

September Meeting via Zoom!: Jean Iron – “The Nature of Arctic Birds “

September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Rochester,
Jean Iron

Arctic birds have a special attraction for birders and are amongst our most sought-after species. In this presentation, Jean will take us north to look at birds whose exceptional endurance and lifestyle are determined by the relentless forces of nature.

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October 2020

October Meeting via Zoom!: Gary Lee – “Birds that have Moved North with Climate Change, and Boreal Birds that have Gone Off the Radar During the Same Time”

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Rochester,
Gary Lee at a field banding site

Gary N. Lee, a former forest ranger and long-time resident birder from Inlet, NY, in the Adirondacks, will present on “Birds that have moved north with climate change, and boreal birds that have gone off the radar during the same time.” –Just in time for some fall birding!

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November 2020

November Meeting via Zoom!: Rick Wright – “A Field Guide to the Toucans of Europe “

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Rochester,
Rick Wright

Join Rick Wright for an amusing and richly illustrated tour through the earliest literature of the toucans, aracaris, and other big-nosed birds of the American tropics.

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December 2020

December Meeting via Zoom!: Ken Rosenberg – “3 Billion Birds Lost: The Disappearance of North American Birds and What We Can Do About It”

December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Ken Rosenberg

In 2019, a landmark publication in Science documented the loss of 3 billion birds from the North American avifauna over the past 50 years. Lead author Ken Rosenberg will describe the scientific results of this study, the unprecedented attention it received in the media and the public, and efforts over the past year to respond to this loss and bring back the birds.

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January 2021

January Meeting via Zoom!: Laura Erickson – “The Love Lives of Birds”

January 16 @ 6:30 pm
Laura Erickson

Laura Erickson will talk about how courtship, mating, and parenting vary wildly among different birds, from the lifelong devotion of American Crows to the dalliances of Eastern Bluebirds, from Bald Eagles’ focus on home improvements to the female Ruby-throated Hummingbird’s Rosie the Riveter’s lifestyle.

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February 2021

February Meeting via Zoom!: Allan Strong – “Conserving Grassland Birds in Agricultural Landscapes”

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rochester, NY

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.

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