Highlights: Winter Waterfowl Weekend in Oswego
February 25-26, 2017
Divya Teja 'TAJSAR' Saridey
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|The exciting highlight of the NYSOA Winter Weekend was the first ever Clark’s Grebe to be recorded in NY! Everyone was able to view the Clark’s Grebe fairly closely as it moved throughout Oswego Harbor during the weekend. Participants tallied 34 species during the field trip along Oswego Harbor and Lake Ontario. Special thanks to Paul Richardson for his leadership and Mary Magistro for her daily monitoring of the Clark’s Grebe during the preceding week.
|Thanks also to Dr. Michael Schummer for his fascinating presentation on “The History and Importance of Waterfowl Conservation.” Check back for the full report soon!
2017 NYS Birders Conference / NYSOA Annual Meeting
November 10-12, 2017
|The Buffalo Ornithological Society (BOS) is hard at work planning the 2017 NYS Birders Conference and NYSOA Annual Meeting. The conference will be held at the new Hilton Hotel right at the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park, November 10-12, 2017 (Veterans Day weekend).
Sabine's Gull, photo by Gale VerHague
Why is this conference so late in the year?
Because Niagara birding is fabulous then (think Sabine's Gull)!
More information now available at the BOS website.
New NYS Checklist Booklet Available
Get your copy of NYSOA's brand new 2017 edition of the official Checklist of the Birds of New York State. The list has been updated with all the latest AOU changes, through the 57th Supplement that was published in July 2016. Order your new checklist when you renew your membership, or purchase it online or send us a request with a check.
TIME TO RENEW!
If you haven't done so already, renew your NYSOA membership now and order your copy of the brand new 2017 edition of our Checklist of the Birds of New York State.
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