The County Listing project, created by Berna Lincoln in 1992, encourages birding all over the state.
Only 2 birders so far have reported lists from all 62 counties,
but two others have over 40 county lists and several more have over
20. Several folks have enough in a single county to qualify for
the 200 patch. But this isn't just for the few high counters. It's
for all who enjoy documenting their experiences this way. And county
listing is more than just fun. Birders who keep track of their sightings and submit them to local bird clubs or eBird provide information that is used in a variety of ways that benefit birds and promote habitat conservation. Send us your state, region, and county life list totals each
For compilations of past reports submitted, or to submit your own report:
NYS County Listing page
NYSOA offers handsome patches for birders whose New York
life list exceeds 200 and 300.
The purpose of the 200 and 300 patches is twofold: to encourage
New York birders to bird their own state and to encourage out-of-staters
to come here and bird New York. We love New York; birds love New
York; New York is the place to bird!
Anyone, member or not, can attain a patch by spotting at least
200 species of birds in New York State. There is no time limit.
Just send your list of birds, in checklist order of course, to:
PO Box 604
Norwich, NY 13815.
Our official New York State checklist is ideal, but other checklists
or copies of them, can be submitted. Only birds already on NYSOA
checklist count. The latest checklist is
available on this website.
There is no free lunch, so a nominal fee of $2.00 for NYSOA
members and $3.00 for
non-members is being charged to defray the cost of the '200' patches,
patches are $5.00 (US funds only please).