New York State
Ornithological Association

For the birders and birds of the Empire State


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American Tree Sparrow, photo by Aidan Griffiths, age 14
American Tree Sparrow
photo by
NYSYBC Youth Member
Aidan Griffiths, age 14


NEW 7/31/15

Common Loon, photo by Carena Pooth
Common Loon
photo by Carena Pooth

NYSOA comments on NYS DEC's draft 2015 Wildlife Action Plan

NYSARC Reports
& Historical Database

Updated 3/1/15
1977 - 2012

Grace's Warbler, photo by Lloyd Spitalnik
Grace's Warbler, Point Lookout
photo by Lloyd Spitalnik

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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NYSOA Annual Meeting 2013


NYSOA 68th Annual Meeting
and New State York Birders Conference
Hosted by Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club
October 2-4, 2015
Holiday/Radisson* Inn, 205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205


165 people attended this year’s conference, which was chock full of great birding and educational activities, along with opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Highlights included:

  • Friday evening reception at the New York State Museum Bird Hall.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s research collection and labs.
  • Saturday evening banquet featuring a keynote presentation on
    Wood Warblers of North America
    by Jon Dunn, noted birding tour leader and author.
  • Saturday and Sunday field trips to great local destinations with top birders.
  • Workshops.
  • Paper presentations.
  • NYSOA award presentations.
  • NYSOA's Annual Business Meeting.
  • Plenty of time to catch up with old friends and make new ones!


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.

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.



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