monthly meetings feature guest speakers who make presentations
on birds and other wildlife, environmental issues, and many
other topics of interest to nature lovers. Meetings
are held on the fourth Monday of each month, September through
with the exception of November and December. The annual
meeting is the regular October meeting. The November
meeting is the
scheduled field trips are conducted each Wednesday and on
some weekends throughout the year. Most of these are
in Dutchess County but periodically trips are made outside
of the county
to Jamaica Bay, the Connecticut Shore or neighboring counties.
The club newsletter, Wings Over Dutchess, is published and
distributed monthly to all members. View a sample issue.
Two checklists are available at club meetings and walks, or can be obtained
request with your name and postal address. Please
specify which of these two checklists you'd like us to send you:
A Field Check List of the Birds of Dutchess County (also available on
When and Where: The Birds of Dutchess County,
Stan DeOrsey, 4th Edition, Oct. 2009.
A reference guide listing
all birds known to occur in Dutchess County, with historical
data and monthly abundance and breeding status shown in bar
graph format for each species. Also includes the
map from Where
To Bird in Dutchess County identifying good birding sites.
of Dutchess County. Ludlow Griscom, 1933. Out of print.
of Dutchess County 19331964. Eleanor Pink and Otis Waterman. Out of print.
of Dutchess County 19651979. Eleanor
Pink and Otis Waterman. Out of print.
To Bird in Dutchess County, Barbara Butler, Ed., 1977,
2nd edition 1990.This book
is out of print. However, the map
and summary information are available on this website.
The Birds of Dutchess County, Stan DeOrsey
and Barbara Butler, 2006. The book is now out of print but is available in its entirety on the Dutchess bird book page of this website.
Ralph T. Waterman 50th Anniversary, 1958-2008, Stan DeOrsey, Barbara Michelin,
and Barbara A. Butler, 2008. Limited edition, distributed to members December 2008.
and show exhibits.
and conduct field trips.
Adult Education courses on bird identification.
We offer slide
presentations and lectures on Natural History to school groups,
Senior Citizens and other interested groups and organizations.
an extensive library of
bird and nature books for our members' use.
and continuous records of the birds of Dutchess County are
compiled and maintained. Monthly
records are published in Wings Over Dutchess and
on this website.
reports are submitted to the regional compilers for The
Kingbird, the journal of the New York
State Ornithological Association, and for North American
the American Birding Association's publication of bird population