NYSOA conducts field trips to great birding hotspots around New York State. Watch our home page for announcements. In most cases we offer a workshop on Saturday followed by a field trip on Sunday. Workshops are open to the public. The number of participants for each field trip is limited and individual/family members of NYSOA are given priority. Be sure to register early - most field trips fill up quickly!
Whiteface Mountain -
July 8, 2012 photo by
Tommy Kirby, age 15
Our field trips have included the following, each Sunday outing preceded by a Saturday workshop focusing on the trip's target species:
Many member clubs/organizations around the state offer exciting
field trips regularly.
For information on additional trips in the areas that interest
you, take a look at our Member Clubs/Organizations page,
where you will find a map of New York State and a list of bird
clubs/organizations in each region, along with contact information
and links to individual club/organization websites.
NYSOA's annual 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 the Buffalo Ornithological Society the weekend of November 10-12, 2017 (Veterans Day weekend) in Niagara Falls (in the very birdy extreme west of the state). The conference will be held at the new Hilton Hotel right at the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park.
Past Annual Meetings
- Our 69th
Annual Meeting was hosted by the Chemung Valley Audubon Society the weekend of September 9-11, 2016 in Elmira. See our facebook page for photos and read the
report accessible from the Past Annual Meeting Reports & Photos drop-down menu below!
- Report & photos from Albany - the 68th Annual Meeting, 2015
3rd Annual Seatuck Birding Challenge - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 5am to 5pm NEW 8/18/16
Enjoy the excitement of a Big Day of birding at the 3rd Annual Seatuck Birding Challenge! Help promote bird watching and conservation across Long Island. All levels of birders welcome, from novice to expert. The fall migration promises large numbers of birds and a great diversity of species. Register as a team or join one of Seatuck's! Special family and student categories! Dinner at the famous Scully Estate included!