New York State
Ornithological Association

For the birders and birds of the Empire State

Web Links, Discussion Groups, Bird Alerts         Last Updated 12/2/17

Web Links Bird Alerts & Mailing Lists (Listservs)

Links to Other Websites

 
Where to Bird in New York
NYSOA Member Clubs/Organizations - many have websites with great information on local birding destinations.

Birding in New York - Audubon
NYS eBird Hotspots created and maintained by Ben Cacace

State Lands You Can Visit in New York - NYSDEC's comprehensive map & list

 

NYSDEC Links
NYSOA cooperates with the NY Department of Environmental Conservation on several projects.  Visit the DEC's Animals, Plants, Aquatic Life web page to find information about many topics of interest to birders. Here's a selection:

Local Birding Clubs/Organizations

Many of NYSOA's member clubs/organizations have their own websites. Check our Member Clubs/Organizations page for these weblinks.
 

Other Organizations

  • Partners in Flight is a cooperative effort of government, conservation, professional, academic and industry organizations to address declining bird populations.
  • The Institute for Bird Population Studies (IBP) is a Californian non-profit organization founded in 1989 to foster a global approach to the study of changes in bird populations. IBP is best known for its Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program, a network of over 500 standardized bird-banding stations throughout the continental U.S. and Canada.

 
Banded and Marked Birds

Bird Banding Laboratory at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
   Find out all about banding and report any banded birds you see.
 

 

 

Telephone RBAs NYSBIRDS-L & other Mailing Lists (Listservs) Twitter FeedsABA Alert Map

 

Telephone Hotlines

These phone recordings provide information about the birds recently reported in local regions. They are generally updated weekly. They are also transcribed and posted (along with other eastern RBAs) on the National Birding Hotline Cooperative's Archives website.

Buffalo     716-896-1271

 

New York City and Long Island Region     212-979-3070

 

Massachusetts     716-896-1271

 

Twitter Feeds
Click the name of the feed to see the latest tweets in your web browser.

 

Manhattan Bird Alert

Real-time bird observations in Central Park and all Manhattan. To report birds yourself, see instructions.

 

ABA Rare Bird Alert

Confirmed ABA Code 3, 4 and 5 birds in North America. Updated by data mining bot built by kiwifoto.
 

 

eBird Alerts

If you have an eBird account, you can set up alerts to be sent to you via email. Just click on My eBird at the top of the page and then click on Manage My Alerts near the bottom of the sidebar.


 

ABA Alert Map

 

Map of recent sightings: http://kiwifoto.com/rba/map

 

 

Mailing Lists (Listservs)

Mailing lists are informal discussion groups that allow information exchange via email. To join such a discussion group, you need to subscribe by sending a specifically formatted email message to a computer that will add you to the distribution list for that group (some groups provide an online subscription form as an alternative to sending an email to sign up). Once you're on the list, you will receive email notes from other members of the group, and you can send your own notes so that everyone in the group can read them and respond to them.

 

NYSBIRDS-L  UPDATED 11/19/17

NYSBirds-L is an email list focused on birds and birding in New York State. It is not for the discussion of pet birds or falconry, except as far as these topics directly relate to wild birds. The primary purpose of the list is to disseminate information about bird sightings in New York State in a timely manner. Questions and limited discussions on topics such as bird behavior, identification, conservation, and distribution, especially as these subjects relate to birds in New York State, are welcomed and encouraged. The List is not for the discussion of pet birds.

To join the list, send an email to , leave subject line blank, and type in the body of the message:

JOIN “firstname lastname

Where firstname lastname is to be replaced by your own first name and last name.
INCLUDE THE QUOTATION MARKS AROUND YOUR NAME.

The listprocessor is an automated system and will extract your email address from the header of your message.  Since a computer, not a person, will read your message, additional words to make the message more polite are unnecessary and will interfere with the computer's ability to find the information it's looking for.
 
You will receive a confirmation message after you send your email.

For more details, see http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

 

Cayugabirds-L   

To join the list, send an email to , leave subject line blank, and the body of the message should read:

JOIN CAYUGABIRDS-L

The listprocessor is an automated system and will extract your email address from the header of your message.  Since a computer, not a person, will read your message, additional words to make the message more polite are unnecessary and will interfere with the computer's ability to find the information it's looking for.

More information on using mailing lists hosted at Cornell can be found at http://www.cit.cornell.edu/computer/elist/lyris/.

 

CVBirds (Chemung Valley)

CVBIRDS is a listserve for nature lovers in the Chemung Valley area of NY State. The primary focus of the list is wild birds, their behavior, actions, sightings, and environment. Other nature topics can be discussed as well.

To join, or to learn more, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CVBIRDS/

 

eBirdsNYC 

eBirdsNYC is primarily for reporting wild bird sightings within NYC and the surrounding areas, defined deliberately vaguely - it might include places like Brigantine and Cape May in migration, the Adirondacks and Catskills during winter etc. Basically anywhere that's a reasonable day-trip for NYC-based birders that has interesting birds.  A long-standing NYC metro general sightings list with over 600 members.

To join, or to learn more, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ebirdsnyc

 

Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club

The Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club is centered in Orange County, New York which is  Hudson-Delaware Region 9 of NYSOA. The Mearns Yahoo Website/ListServ was begun in 2005 to increase communication between members regarding birds. To join, or to learn more, visit https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Mearnsbirdclub/info

 

Geneseebirds-L

This group focuses on birds and birding in western New York. To join the list, visit http://mail.geneseo.edu/mailman/listinfo/geneseebirds-l

 

HMBirds (Hudson-Mohawk)

This group is mainly for reports of birds in the eleven counties surrounding Albany, NY. Unusual extralimital reports are also welcome.

To join, or to learn more, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hmbirds/

 

MidHudsonBirds

A forum for the discussion, communication, and reporting of wild bird observations in the Ulster, Dutchess, Greene, and Columbia County areas of New York State, including the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains. Related natural history observations within this geographical area, and relevant posts from outside of this area are also welcome.

To join, or to learn more, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MidHudsonBirds/

 

Northern_NY_Birds

A discussion area for amateur to expert birders to report rare, unusual, or simply interesting bird sightings in Northern NY. This would include the Adirondacks, St. Lawrence, Tug Hill, Eastern Lake Ontario, and Lake Champlain areas. Loosely, anywhere east of Lake Ontario/I-81 and north of I-90. Relevant cross-postings from neighboring groups are also encouraged.

On the website (see below), events and trips relative to the group may be posted and/or placed on the group calendar. Birding-related photos, files, and polls may also be uploaded.

To join Northern_NY_Birds, send an email to Northern_NY_Birds-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Or use the online form http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northern_NY_birds/

 

Oneidabirds

The Oneidabirds listserv has the following goals:

* To help Central New York birders exchange their bird sightings quickly
* To encourage discussion on bird related topics
* To inform birders of upcoming events

To join, or to learn more,https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/oneidabirds/

 

OSBirds (Otsego-Schoharie)

Bird sightings and discussion about birds for area around Otsego & Schoharie counties of New York; also gets sightings from Delaware and Chenango Counties.

To join, or to learn more, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/osbirds/

 

SINaturaList

This group is for people interested in bird watching on Staten Island, and all natural science and environmental news relating to Staten Island, NY. We encourage members to post news about Staten Island's environmental issues, meetings, activities and WALKS, as well as bird, and wildlife sighting.

To join, or to learn more, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sinaturalist


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