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NYSOA Annual Meeting 2013

NYSOA 69th Annual Meeting
and New State York Birders Conference
Hosted by Chemung Valley Audubon Society
Elmira, NY - September 9-11, 2016


The conference was chock full of great birding and educational activities, along with opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Highlights included:

  • Friday afternoon field trip and evening program with John James Audubon
  • Friday evening reception & workshops
  • Saturday evening banquet featuring a program by Dr. Rob Bierregaard, research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. His presentation will be “Tracking Ospreys in the Age of Silicon: Migration, Ecology, and Conservation.”
    Dr. Bierregaard's studies—the first to collect a significant body of data on juvenile migration—have led to surprising discoveries about the dispersal and migration of naïve Ospreys as they leave their natal territories and explore the world around them.
  • Saturday and Sunday field trips with top birders to great local destinations.
  • Workshops
  • Paper presentations.
  • NYSOA award presentations.
  • NYSOA's Annual Business Meeting

    Read all the details about the conference
    View the weekend's program/schedule
    Read about the featured speakers


The objectives of the New York State Ornithological Association are to document the ornithology of New York State; to foster interest in and appreciation of birds; and to protect birds and their habitats.

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NYSOA endorses the Code of Birding Ethics developed and promoted by the American Birding Association.


Individuals as well as clubs/organizations are welcome to join and will enjoy the benefits of membership, including subscriptions to NYSOA's quarterly journal, The Kingbird, and its newsletter, New York Birders.  NYSOA also offers its individual members a discounted rate of $25 annually (40% off the regular rate of $42) for a subscription to the online version of the The Birds of North America.


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