NYSOA is New York State's ornithological society. The
objectives of NYSOA are to document the ornithology of New York State;
to foster interest in and appreciation of birds; and to protect birds
and their habitats.
NYSOA has two types of members: Member Clubs/Organizations and Individual
include 44 bird clubs, Audubon Societies, and nature organizations
in New York State who have joined forces, pooling their efforts,
skills and influence in order to carry out large statewide projects,
such as a state bird book and a state Atlas project, publishing
a quarterly state bird journal and newsletter, and maintaining
an official state bird list through a state records committee.
The Member Clubs/Organizations send delegates to an annual meeting
to make decisions on NYSOA matters and to reach consensus on statewide
are those who want to receive their own copies of NYSOA publications
Kingbird and New
York Birders, to support the aims and activities
of NYSOA, and to strengthen the voice of NYSOA for bird conservation.
Individual members may also take advantage of NYSOA's special discount
on subscriptions to Birds
of North America Online. NYSOA members pay only $25
per year — 40% off the regular subscription rate of $42.
NYSOA's annual corporate business meeting is held during a weekend conference that is open to the public and hosted by a NYSOA member club. This annual event brings
together birders from across the state and beyond who come to develop new birding friendships, renew old ones, hear excellent speakers, and explore birding opportunities away from their home turf. The weekend offers attendees a variety
of social, educational, and birding activities. The business meeting segment of the weekend is attended by delegates of member
clubs/organizations and includes elections and new club/organization membership approvals, as well as committee reports and
Annual Meeting will be hosted by he Queens County Bird Club UPDATED 4/26/13
the weekend of November 1-3, 2013 in Nassau County on Long Island.
For full details and to register, visit www.nybirdersconference.org
Read reports and view photos taken at these Annual
Howard Eaton Memorial Award for contributions to New
York State ornithology
Club/Organization Grants for support of small projects
J. Elliott Award for
the best Kingbird article of the year
M. Meade Distinguished Service Award for service to
the details of the awards available, nomination rules,
contact information, and the latest winners.
Please consider nominating or suggestiong suitable
individuals for these awards and help us recognize and show our appreciation
those who support NYSOA and NY’s birds. The deadline for
nominations for all awards to be given at the 2013 Annual Meeting is June
Did you know NYSOA is more than 50 years old?
For a summary chronology and interesting excerpts about NYSOA's origins
and evolution from the 1998 Golden Anniversary issue of The Kingbird,
check out our History page.
Decals & Official Checklists
3.5" x 4.5"
Advertise your support for our organization.
Window decals displaying the NYSOA logo are available.
At $2 each, these attractive decals are a great buy.
The official Checklist of Birds of New York
is also available for $2 per checklist or $15 for a pack of ten.
The checklist includes all bird species recorded in New York
State and accepted by the New York State Avian Records Committee
of the Birds of
New York State
copies $2.00 each
10-packs $15.00 ea.
Order checklists and decals safely online from this website!
Alternatively, you may order them by sending a note with a check (payable to NYSOA Inc.) to:
P.O. Box 296
Somers, NY 10589
As a service to our members, NYSOA publishes a list
of speakers willing to do programs for groups. If you would like to
be included on the Speaker’s Bureau list, please contact
of NY Birders as soon as possible to provide information about the program(s)
that you would like to present, whether you charge a fee, how far you
are willing to travel, and what arrangements you might need for accommodations.
Please include a contact address, phone number, and e-mail (if applicable).
Participants in the Speaker’s Bureau are presented in the January
issue of NYSOA's newsletter, New York Birders.
each meeting, summary notes are published in NY Birders.
Official Minutes for each meeting are posted here
following review and final approval by the board.
For Annual Meeting minutes, see above.
Mary Beth Warburton
Board Meeting Schedule 2013
February 9 (Nuthatch Hollow) April 6 or 13 (Montezuma - TBD) July 13 (Nuthatch Hollow)
Annual Meeting TBD November 16 (Albany area) UPDATED 4/6/13