2016 Checklist Booklet Now Available
Winter Field Trips & Presentation in theAdirondacks
January 30-31, 2016
With an excellent food crop on most tree species, it is likely to be a wonderful winter for finches and other northern visitors. Field trips will be offered Saturday (for those who travel up on Friday) as well as Sunday. Joan Collins will give a presentation late Saturday afternoon on Winter Bird Visitors of Northern New York at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb. A group dinner will be held at the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake Saturday evening. More details coming in the January issue of New York Birders and on this website.
NYSOA's New York State Avian Records Committee (NYSARC) has added 6 new species to the official Checklist of the Birds of New York State. The latest AOU changes (56th supplement) have been incorporated. Our pocket-sized, 14-page booklet is suitable for field or reference use and includes Latin species names, breeding notations, NYSARC status, and a handy one-page index inside the back cover. Order yours now!
TIME TO RENEW!
It's that time of year again! Renew your NYSOA membership now and order your copy of the brand new 2016 edition of our Checklist of the Birds of New York State.
Give the Gift of NYSOA Membership!
Share your passion for birds and introduce a friend or family member to NYSOA! Our online gift purchase option makes it easy! Or download a gift membership form and mail it in with your check.
The lucky recipient of your NYSOA membership gift will receive:
- Our beautiful quarterly journal, The Kingbird, documenting the ornithology of New York State and including rare bird photos and regional avian highlights of the previous season.
- Our lively quarterly newsletter, New York Birders, packed with NYSOA news updates, a conservation column, local interest items from NYSOA member clubs, creative writing by birders, and more.
- A 40% discount on a subscription to the online version of The Birds of North America.
Your membership gift demonstrates your support for the only statewide organization dedicated to documenting the ornithology of New York State, and enables NYSOA to continue to develop unique informational and educational resources for birders and ornithologists alike. Every new member strengthens the voice of NYSOA in its important conservation efforts throughout New York State.
NOTE: Gift memberships for non-USA recipients by paper form & check only.
NYS Young Birders Club Gift Membership
for Birders between the ages of 10 and 19
For the YOUNG BIRDER in your life:
NYSYBC Youth Members enrolled or renewed by 12/31/15 will receive a BONUS GIFT - North East Hawk Watch's Guide for Hawks in the Northeast. This double-sided reference card has beautiful drawings by Paul Carrier, with emphasis on identification of hawks as seen overhead - when they are toughest to identify! The guide focuses on key features of comparison with concise notes to help you narrow down the ID.
What can you give the budding young birder in your life for the holidays this year? Give a gift membership to the New York State Young Birders Club! Open up a whole new world of friendship and fun for your grandkids, kids, and others between the ages of 10 and 19! For only $10, you will give them the chance to go to the best birding spots in the state with expert leaders and other young birders. They will also get connected in a safe online community where they can share birding stories, questions, photos, and support. The NYS Young Birders Club organizes teams to compete in fun projects like the World Series of Birding. The club's Scholarship Program helps fund great educational experiences like birding camps and other programs for our young members. What a wonderful way to strengthen the next generation of birders and give a boost to a great new club!
Out-of-state residents are welcome to join, too!
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
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.
Are you looking for information
about birding in New York State?
Check out our directory of member organizations
with links to websites listing local field trips and other activities!
NYSOA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.