Donate to RBA

The Rochester Birding Association accepts and appreciates donations from our community to support bird conservation and education programs. We have a tradition of supporting organizations that work to protect land with the ultimate goal of providing habitat for migrating and resident birds.

Eastern Bluebird (F) - Hamlin Beach SP - © Eunice Thein - June 3, 2022_web

How recent donations to RBA have been used:

  • From 2020 to 2024, we are supporting the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas with a $5000 sponsorship. This supports activities like field work in underserved priority blocks, record keeping, and analysis throughout the five-year atlas effort.
  • We support the Federation of Monroe County Environmentalists regularly with an annual gift.
  • We lend our support to other birding groups by maintaining membership in The New York State Ornithological Association.
  • We are a supporting sponsor of The New York State Young Birders Club.
  • RBA sponsored the Genesee Land Trust’s Habitat Garden Tour annually with a donation of $250.
  • In 2019, we donated $5000 to the Genesee Land Trust to acquire the land adjacent to the Cornwall Preserve.
  • In March, 2015 we provided $4500 to support a research internship at High Acres Nature Area. This student intern carried on a research project called the Unit 4a Habitat Survey Internship.
  • In 2014, RBA sponsored the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s 40th anniversary conference with a donation of $500.
  • In May 2012 the club was approached by the High Acre Nature Area (HANA) volunteer group asking for a donation to support a study done by RIT students. The club donated $750 to HANA.
  • In December, 2011 RBA was approached by The Nature Conservancy Central and Western New York chapter to help fund the acquisition of 250 acres in Wayne County known as Shaker Heights (this bird-rich parcel flanks Sodus Bay). The club voted to give $20,000 to make this happen. One club member volunteered to match any individual contribution made by a club member.
  • In March 2011 we assisted the Genesee Land Trust with the acquisition of the Kaiser property with a donation of $15,000. This 5+ acre property located on either side of Manitou Beach Road is near state land and the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory.

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