Last Updated 2/5/16
2016 Checklist Booklet Now Available
NYSOA's New York State Avian Records Committee (NYSARC) has added 6 new species to the official Checklist of the Birds of New York State. The latest AOU changes (56th supplement) have been incorporated. Our pocket-sized, 14-page booklet is suitable for field or reference use and includes Latin species names, breeding notations, NYSARC status, and a handy one-page index inside the back cover. Order yours now!
Meet Will Yandik
Will Yandik has been NYSOA's Reports Editor for Kingbird Region 8 for a whopping 13 years - that means he's written 52 quarterly reports already! What drives him to keep doing this work every three months? Why does he think NYSOA's regional reports are so important? Where does he get the data that he compiles? How long does it take him to do this job? And when he's not writing reports, where does he like to bird? What is his favorite bird species? Learn the answers to all these questions, and more!
NYSOA is a 100% volunteer organization. The people who work for NYSOA do it because they are passionately committed to protecting birds and their habitats, and because they enjoy working with others who share their passion. We've added a new page to our website where you'll have a chance to get to know some of our hard-working volunteers better.
2015 Annual Meeting in Albany
Reports & Photos
The Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club hosted the NYS Birders Conference and 68th NYSOA Annual Meeting on October 2-4, 2015 in Albany. The event was a great success and full of enjoyment for the 165 participants.
The conference featured field trips, a Friday night reception and behind-the-scenes NYS Museum tours, workshops, a Saturday banquet, awards, and more!
Time to Renew!
It's that time of year again! Renew your NYSOA membership now and order your copy of the brand new 2016 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.
Individuals as well as clubs/organizations are welcome
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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
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