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Announcing the Shut Down of Kfalconcam Group

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Yahoo is shutting down Yahoo Groups on December 15, 2020. This includes the Kfalconcam group started in 2002 by Mountain Woman. Some longtime falcon watchers still receive Rfalconcam Forum posts via email through the Rfalconcam-Kfalconcam connection that was established at the start of the Rfalconcam Forum in 2009. This will be discontinued when the Kfalconcam group is shut down.

Please note that the Rfalconcam Forum is not affected by this shutdown and will continue to be available at https://rfalconcam.com/forum/.

This is the message sent by Yahoo this morning:

Dear Yahoo Group Moderators and Members,

We launched Yahoo Groups 20 years ago to connect people around their shared interests. We helped our users navigate new towns, keep in touch with college friends, learn new skills, and most importantly, build connections they may have lost or never had in the first place. While we could not have been more proud of what we accomplished together, we are reaching out today with heavy hearts to let you know that we have decided to shut down Yahoo Groups on December 15, 2020.

Yahoo Groups has seen a steady decline in usage over the last several years. Over that same period we’ve witnessed unprecedented levels of engagement across our properties as customers seek out premium, trustworthy content. To that end, we must sometimes make difficult decisions regarding products that no longer fit our long-term strategy as we hone our focus on other areas of the business.

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we’re proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

The Yahoo Groups team

The Eyas Naming Poll is Open

Monday, May 18th, 2020

It’s time to vote for your favorite name for one of Beauty and Dot.ca’s Eyases!


The poll is open! From the many excellent suggestions that were received, Rfalconcam’s Naming Committee selected 20 names from over 200 submissions. Thank you to everyone who submitted a name!

A poll has been created for members of the Rfalconcam Forum to vote for their favorite name. One of the four eyases will be given the winning name.

You must be a member of the forum to be able to vote for a name. Join the forum now if you’d like to participate! Use this link to register:


A questionnaire will be sent to the email address you supply during registration. You must reply to this email in order to have your membership approved. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive it.

If you are already a Forum member but don’t remember your password, you can reset it. Use the following link to have a “password reset” email sent to you. (Check your spam/junk folder if you don’t receive it.)


Once you have logged in, use this link to vote:


The poll closes at 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

ROC the Day is on!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Join us today to ROC Rfalconcam. We’ve already won the $500 bonus for having the most donors between 12 and 2 AM. Additional $500 bonuses are available throughout the day to lucky donors chosen at random to have donations made to their favorite non-profits, so please donate! #ROCtheDay

The link to donate is https://www.roctheday.org/rfalconcam

We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend….Fly Free Donna

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Once again we must say goodbye to a valued member of our Rfalconcam community. It’s never easy, and that goes doubly so for Donna.

Donna had been following the Rochester falcons for many years and was an active participant in social media going all the way back to the Birdcam days when Mariah and Kaver nested on the Kodak Tower. She was a prolific poster to the Rfalconcam Forum with over 25,000 posts and starting more then 4,000 discussion topics ranging from informative nature stories to custom created birthday cards. In addition, each year during the holiday season she encouraged members to share online greeting cards and collected them in a gallery.

Although she resided in New Jersey, she made numerous trips to Rochester to see our falcons and take part in the annual fledge watch much to the delight of the locals.

Donna also worked behind the scenes at Rfalconcam. She was one of the administrators of Rfalconcam’s Facebook page, posting photos several times a day and replying to comments from thousands of followers. She also tweeted on occasion as Rfalconcam on Twitter. And her “behind the scenes” contribution did not stop there. For many years, Donna took part in Banding Day as a moderator who posted banding information and answered questions in real time on the Forum and Facebook. Sadly, this year she was not able to participate due to passing of her beloved husband Ed just a few days earlier.

And if that weren’t enough uncredited work, Donna also doubled as a part-time camera operator of Camera 1 to help us keep an eye on the falcons throughout the year. For her outstanding service to the Rfalconcam community, Donna was given the honor of naming an eyas Charlotte in 2017.

After Ed’s death, Donna became more focused on family and planned to move to Spokane to be closer to her young granddaughter. Despite the rigors of moving, she still remained active on Rfalconcam.

If I had to summarize Donna’s presence in Rfalconcam, I’d put it this way:

If our falcon watchers are the heart of Rfalconcam,
and if that weirdo in the bathrobe with his crayons is the brains of Rfalconcam,
then Donna was the voice of Rfalconcam (or at least a huge part of it).

Now that voice is greatly diminished.

And the silence is deafening.

Miss you, Donna. Fly free.

This was written by Rfalconcam member Shaky. This heartfelt farewell is shared by all of us who knew her.

ROC the Day Starts Tonight at Midnight

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Just a reminder to join us tonight at midnight as we ROC Rfalconcam!

And, yes, we have a plan to win the $500 and $1,000 bonuses. You can read all about it at http://rfalconcam.com/forum/index.php?topic=16758.

The link to donate should be https://www.roctheday.org/rfalconcam (no confirmation yet).


ROC the Day Starts Tonight at Midnight

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Just a reminder to join us tonight at midnight as we ROC Rfalconcam!

And, yes, we have a plan to win the $500 and $1,000 bonuses. You can read all about it at http://rfalconcam.com/forum/index.php?topic=16147.

The link to donate should be https://www.roctheday.org/event/rfalconcam (no confirmation yet).


ROC the Day in 2 Hours

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

ROC the Day is only a a few hours away!

As previously mentioned, Rochester Area Community Foundation will be checking every two hours to see what registered organization has the most ROCstar donors during that time period. The organization with the most unique donors during each two-hour period will get an extra $1000 bonus. We are going to try to get that bonus during the first two hours. So stay up for a few more hours or set your alarm clock for midnight and then make a donation. It doesn’t have to be a big one. In fact, a small one might be better. You may want to make another donation later tomorrow if we have to make a second attempt at the $1000 bonus, which is tentatively planned for the two-hour period between 10 am and noon.

Stay tuned throughout the day tomorrow. You can get the latest news on our ROC the Day plans at our Forum or on our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter.

By the way, the link to donate is http://www.roctheday.org/rfalconcam.

ROC the Day – A Week from Today!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

ROC the Day is only a week away!

Did you know that every hour one lucky ROCstar (that’s you!) will be randomly chosen to give an extra $500 bonus to the charity of their choice? There are 24 chances to win!

And did you know that Rochester Area Community Foundation we’ll be checking every two hours to see what registered organization has the most ROCstar donors during that time period? The organization with the most unique donors during each two-hour period will get an extra $1000 bonus, and there are 12 up for the grabs! (Agencies can only win this bonus once.)

Don’t miss it. Sign up for a reminder at http://www.roctheday.org/ and get the latest news on ROC the Day activities at our Forum.

Let’s ROC the Day together!


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