New York State
Ornithological Association

For the birders and birds of the Empire State


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Form Now Available
for 2016 data

NEW 2/8/17
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NEW 11/25/16

Winter Finch Forecast 
by Ron Pittaway
Ontario Field
Common Redpoll, photo by Eamon Freiburger, age 15
Common Redpoll
photo by
NYSYBC Youth Member
Eamon Freiburger, age 15

 A New York Perspective on the AOU's 2016
Checklist Updates:

by Angus Wilson

Black Vulture, photo by Carena Pooth
Black Vulture
photo byCarena Pooth



New York State
Young Birders Club

Looking for the White-eyed Vireo at Muttontown Preserve, photo by Carena Pooth
Spotting a White-eyed Vireo
at Muttontown Preserve
photo by Carena Pooth



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Last Updated 2/11/17

Winter Waterfowl Weekend in Oswego!
February 25-26, 2017

Long-tailed Duck, photo by Carena Pooth
Long-tailed Duck
photo by Carena Pooth

Spend a fun winter weekend along Lake Ontario!  Paul Richardson will lead the main field trip on Sunday, including visits to Oswego Harbor/River and Lake Ontario to Fair Haven State Park and the West Barrier Bar County Park. Target birds will be waterfowl, gulls, and Snowy Owl.  Saturday activities will include a snowshoe walk (snowshoes provided if needed) at the Rice Creek Field Station trails in
Oswego, followed by apresentation on “The History and Importance of Waterfowl Conservation” by Dr. Michael Schummer.  Dinner will be at Vona’s Restaurant in Oswego Saturday evening.
Read all the details and find out how to register and where to stay.


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
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
Checklist BookletGet 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.

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.


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.

Code of Birding Ethics

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.



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.

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