The greater Rochester region and Genesee Valley offer abundant opportunities for bird watching, and the RBA offers many resources to help people find birds and document their sightings.
Are you wondering where to start looking, or when is the best time to head into the field? Check out our month-by-month suggestions and our list of local hotspots.
Tufted Titmouse – Mendon Ponds Park – © Alan Bloom – Feb 26, 2022
Birders may choose from more than 50+ field trips to these destinations all year long. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Eastern Towhee – Mendon Ponds Park – © Alan Bloom – July 30, 2022
The RBA has been keeping detailed records on trends and sightings for many years, and we publish them on our website and in the Little Gull.
Clay-colored Sparrow – Hamlin – © Eunice Thein – May 05, 2022
Local Bird Surveys
Throughout the seasons, Rochester birders participate in various surveys and monitoring projects. These provide an opportunity to be outside, collect useful data, and do meaningful work with other birders in a fun environment.
Great Egret – Irondequoit Bay Park West – © Eunice Thein – May 02, 2022