Welcome to the Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club
Interested in birds? We are too! Since 1958, RTWBC has been Dutchess County’s bird club. We have a full schedule of regular field trips and monthly programs. We support the science of birds and birding education. And we welcome all who share with us an interest in birds and the natural world. Subscribe with your email below, or use the RSS feeds, to receive our news and announcements, rare and notable bird alerts, or share our latest photos. Explore our Publications: checklists, guides, and an online book with the history of our local bird species. Learn from our Resources: where to bird, FAQs, injured and orphaned birds, and more. And enjoy our beautiful birds — everywhere!
Birdsong recording “Dawn Chorus” by Ray Mansell.
Photo Credits (left to right):
American Golden-Plover (Carena Pooth); Savannah Sparrow (Maha Katnani); Northern Harrier (Deb Tracy-Kral)
Rare Bird Alert
- 11/7/15 Greater White-fronted Goose, Cackling Goose – Northern Dutchess Northern Dutchess Co.
- American Golden-Plover 11/4/15 Ryder Pond, Bangall-Amenia Road, Stanfordville Ryder Pond, Stanfordville NY
- White-winged Scoter – Lavelle Road pond, Amenia NY 10.31.2015 Lavelle Road, Amenia