Field Trip & Event Guidelines
RBA Field Trip Guidelines
All field trips go rain/snow or shine unless there is a travel advisory issued. Trips run approximately 2 to 4 hours. Bring binoculars. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Please arrive at the designated meeting location 10 minutes before the start time of the trip. Colds, flu, and COVID are still around – if you’re not feeling well, please stay home. Please carpool when possible!
RBA Guidelines for General Meetings
Rochester Birding Association meets on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September through December and February through May. In January, we hold an annual potluck dinner on the second Saturday.
Meetings take place in the Fellowship Hall of Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14607. Enter the parking area from East Avenue or Granger Place, the second right turn from Culver Road. Ample parking is at the rear of the church, as are the entrance doors. A driveway allows for drop-offs in front of the entrance doors (wheelchair accessible). The Fellowship Hall is in the lower level of the church, accessible by elevator or stairs a short distance from the entrance. Meetings include announcements and a guest speaker, followed by social time with light refreshments. Details about each program can be found here.
RBA Guidelines for Birds & Brews
Waive and Release from Liability
By signing the Field Trip Roster or attending an RBA event, you acknowledge that you assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event, including potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. You further release, absolve, hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Rochester Birding Association, Inc. and all individually named organizers, leaders, and participants of the event. In case of injury, you hereby waive all claims against all organizers, leaders, and participants.
If you do not consent to have your image used by the RBA in the manner next described, write “no photo” after your name on the registration form, or state “no photo” to the person taking photos at the event. Otherwise, by registering for a field trip or attending an event, you hereby grant permission to the Rochester Birding Association to take and publish photos or videos of you in connection with the event, with or without your name and for any lawful purpose including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.