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 “Hermit Thrush and Friends” by Ray Mansell.
Photo Credits (left to right): Prothonotary Warbler (Aimee LaBarr); Eastern Bluebird (Liz Jamison); Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk (Deb Kral)
Rare Bird Alert
- Lark Sparrow – Salt Point Turnpike (east of Market Lane intersection) 8.22.2014 Stanfordville NY
- Horned Grebes in Dutchess County Millbrook and Red Hook NY
- Black Scoters – Mashomack Preserve, Pine Plains 5/16/14 Mashomack Preserve, Pine Plains NY