The New York State Ornithological
Association Inc. (NYSOA) is not new. It has worked
to protect birds, and support people interested in birds,
for over 50 years as the Federation of New York State Bird
Clubs. Many individuals from across the United States
and Canada, as well as bird clubs around the state, are members.
If you join as an individual member, there
are many benefits. Members receive two publications. The
Kingbird is NYSOA’a quarterly journal where New
York State birds sightings are documented. NYSOA
divides New York State into ten Regions for birding purposes. A
regional editor receives bird observations for the four
seasons of the year from the birders in their region and
sends them to the Kingbird editor for publication. There
is also a quarterly newsletter, New York Birders,
that keeps members current on happenings such as conservation
projects, field trips, and the annual publication of members’ State
and County lists.
NYSOA has an Annual Meeting one weekend
every fall somewhere in New York State. NYSOA follows
both state and federal legislation related to preserving
birds and their habitats. Currently, one of NYSOA’s
major projects is coordinating New York’s second
Breeding Bird atlas project. In 1998 NYSOA published Bull’s
Birds of New York State, which documented the status,
range, migration, and history of each species found in
the state. We also maintain and publish the Checklist
of the Birds of New York State, which currently lists
460 species accepted by our Avian Records Committee as
having occurred in the state.
as a member, you'll be helping to protect the birds
and the environment in our region.
Please consider joining the New York State
Ornithological Association as an individual member.
For more information, see the NYSOA
website or contact Brenda Best, NYSOA Membership Chair,