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2019 NYSOA Annual Meeting

posted Jun 19, 2019, 9:01 AM by Arie Gilbert

The 72nd annual meeting of the New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA)
will be held September 13-15, 2019



This meeting will be hosted by the Catskill Center in conjunction with its fourth annual Taking Flight conference. The John Burroughs Natural History Society will be organizing and running field trips. The conference will be chock full of great birding and educational activities, along with opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Highlights will include:

  • Saturday evening banquet featuring "The Language of Birds," a program by Nathan Pieplow, author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. You’ll listen in on the pillow talk of a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds, and learn the secret signals that Cliff Swallows use when they have found food. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, and how one meaning can have many sounds—and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all.

  • Friday, Sat, and Sun field trips, including a Slide Mountain Bicknell Thrush hike for those who are up to it!      

  • Friday evening Hudson River birding cruise (additional fee required)

  • Paper presentations and other programs Saturday afternoon.

  • NYSOA award presentations.

  • NYSOA's Annual Business Meeting
     

Act now!  Registration discount available until August 2, and
discounted hotel rate is available until July 13.



Online Registration           Downloadable Details & Registration Form

Feed Those Hungry Birds!

posted Nov 16, 2018, 10:20 AM by Arie Gilbert

With the rapid appearance of winter, it is imperative that we maintain the feeders in Forest Park. You can help out by making a contribution to the seed fund! Its easy to do, and the birds will thank you!!

Just go to our Feeder Station Page >HERE< and follow the link to make a donation of any size.

The birds will thank you too!

If you can help keep the feeders stocked, please contact Jean Loscalzo at DM5708 at AOL.com to join the team of volunteers.

2018 NYSOA 71st Annual Meeting and NYS Birders Conference

posted Jul 14, 2018, 6:05 AM by Arie Gilbert


This year’s New York State Ornithological Association Annual Meeting will be held Friday-Sunday October 5-7 in the Rochester suburb of Henrietta, NY, hosted by Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and Rochester Birding Association. This conference will be chock-full of exciting field trips, terrific speakers, a Friday night buffet followed by two workshops, and a Saturday evening banquet featuring keynote speaker Greg Miller, the birder whose Big Year was the basis of the movie and book, The Big Year.
 
The early-bird deadline to register is fast approaching - August 15. 
For details about the meeting and to print registration forms, visit www.nybirds.org or www.bancny.org.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION can be found here:    https://rochesterbirding.com/nysoa-reg/
DIRECT LINK TO PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM:   

Contest!!

posted Jan 19, 2018, 9:45 AM by Arie Gilbert

It's the 100th anniversary of the 'Migratory Bird Act'. To celebrate, QCBC is having a contest to design a T-shirt. The image will be limited to 8x10, and should include the words: "100th Anniversary Migratory Bird Act" and Queens County Bird Club.

Multiple submissions are okay. Submissions will be judged at the April meeting. The winner will receive a complimentary T-shirt and our gratitude; members will be able to purchase a winning T-shirt from the club.

Sigh The 'No Offshore Drilling' In New York Waters Petition

posted Jan 19, 2018, 9:40 AM by Arie Gilbert

Go HERE to sign the petition!! Governor Cuomo wants to prevent drilling for oil off of New York.  Please join QCBC in supporting this measure.

The Feeders are UP!

posted Dec 4, 2017, 5:29 AM by Arie Gilbert

 After a lot of work to get them the Feeder posts are up in Forest Park!!  The station is located near the 'water hole' . "Yay!" said the birds...

The Forest Park Bird Feeders Are Coming!!

posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:25 AM by Arie Gilbert   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

The Feeder Station is in the works! See here for more! 

American Birding Expo - Philly PA - Sept 29 to Oct 1

posted Aug 4, 2017, 8:56 AM by Arie Gilbert   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 8:57 AM ]

See www.AmericanBirdingExpo.com   for more info

Long Island Natural History Conference March 24-25 2017

posted Feb 10, 2016, 11:06 AM by Arie Gilbert   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 8:26 AM ]

QCBC CBC Results

posted Dec 28, 2015, 7:41 AM by Arie Gilbert

We did very well this year. Click here to see the results!

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