Last Updated 7/4/14

                                "It has truly been a great experience getting to know other birders my age." — MM, age 15
                             "I've gotten 5 lifers so far this year, and 3 of them have been on NYSYBC trips." — BM, age 13

Sanderlings in various plumages, photo by Eamon Freiburger
Sanderlings in various plumages
Reed's Beach, Cape May County, NJ
May 8, 2014
photo by Eamon Freiburger

Are You a Young Birder Between the Ages of 10 and 19?
If you are, then you've come to the right place!  The New York State Young Birders Club provides community, friendship, and fun for young people who have a passion for wild birds and their habitats.  

NYSYBC Fun....View the slideshow of our first 5 years!
Enjoy the slideshow that was played at the NYSOA Annual Meeting on November 2, 2013. This is a collection of slides in random order -- over 150 pictures taken at club events since we started way back in 2008!     SHOW ME THE SLIDESHOW!

What's New? 

  • 2014 Scholarship Applications now being accepted! Don't miss the August 31 deadline! Check out our Scholarships page...and save those receipts! 
     
  • Records Summary - March Bashakill, April Derby Hill, and June Mohonk trips added! LAST  UPDATED 6/19/14
    Thanks to Records Chair Eamon Freiburger for all the updates. The NYSYBC life list now stands at 279 species!
    (To view the list, click on the link at the top of our Trip Reports page.)
       
  • Report & Photo Gallery - Mohonk Preserve - June 7, 2014 NEW 7/4/14
    View of the Catskills, photo by Carena Pooth

    "The day before, some of us had gone to see the Willow Ptarmigan at Peninsula Point, about fifty miles north of our actual destination, Derby Hill. Everyone was very excited, as all who went to see it were able to take photos and mark it as a lifer."

    Read Truth Muller's report and Claire Holloway's bird list, and view the Photo Gallery!


  • Report & Photo Gallery - Derby Hill - April 27, 2014 NEW 6/6/14
    Red-tailed Hawk, photo by Mark Magistro

    "The day before, some of us had gone to see the Willow Ptarmigan at Peninsula Point, about fifty miles north of our actual destination, Derby Hill. Everyone was very excited, as all who went to see it were able to take photos and mark it as a lifer."

    Read Claire Holloway's report and Mark Magistro's bird list, and view the Photo Gallery!


 

  • Report & Photo Gallery - NYSOA Bashakill Weekend - March 29-30, 2014 NEW 5/22/14
    Observing an Eastern Screech-Owl at Bashakill WMA, photo by Carena Pooth

    "The final count was thirty-four species. Despite the cold and damp conditions, a wonderful time was had by all, proving the point: if you're gonna go birding, go birding, and let the weatherman fuss with the weather!"

    Read Truth Muller's report and bird list, and view the Photo Gallery!

 

  • Report & Photo Gallery - Hudson River Eagle Watch - February 2, 2014 
    Bald Eagle on the Hudson River, photo by Marc Katz

    "This is the best birding trip I've ever been on!" Teresa Loomis. "You might as well be in Alaska!" Gerhard Patsch. "Eagle paradise!" Sarah Freiburger. These were just a few of the things people said about this trip."

    Read Gabe Newman's report and Sarah & Sean Freiburger's bird list, and view the huge Photo Gallery!

 

  • Report & Photo Gallery - NYSYBC Annual Kickoff - January 19, 2014 
    Bird Walk at Muscoot Farm, photo by Silas Hernadez

    " On January 19th, in this wonderful new year of 2014, we had our Annual NYSYBC kick-off meeting, this time hosted by the Muscoot Farm, and led by Paul Lewis of the Bedford Audubon Society, who also volunteers at the farm. We started our trip with a walk along the premises, with great views of Tufted Titmice, Hooded Mergansers, and an amazing flyover of Snow Buntings. All while walking in wonderful ankle-deep snow."

    Read Marc Katz's report and Zach Smart's bird list, and view the Photo Gallery!
     

Read the official report published in NYSOA's newsletter and view the NYSYBC Photo Gallery!

 

 

Read Sean Freiburger's report and view the Photo Gallery!

 

 

More Field Trip Reports
  

Field Trip Calendar

Field trips are a great way to make friends and learn more about birds. Make your plans now to be sure you can attend as many trips as possible! See our calendar of monthly field trips.
 

Downloads
Check out our Downloads page, where we've created one place to find all NYSYBC membership forms, guidelines, and flyers.  Youth members, send us birding-related files you'd like to make available to others!
 

Do You Know a Young Birder Between the Ages of 10 and 19?
Give the Gift of NYSYBC Membership!
Give a gift membership to the NYS Young Birders Club!   Open up a whole new world of friendship and fun for your grandkids, kids, and friends between the ages of 10 and 19!  For only $10, you will give them the chance to go to the best birding spots in NY with expert leaders and like-minded friends.  They will also get connected in a safe online community where they can share birding stories, questions, photos, and support. The NYS Young Birders Club organizes teams to the World Series of Birding and the Super Bowl of Birding. What a wonderful way to strengthen the next generation of birders and give a boost to a great new club!

 

Red Knot, Purple Sandpipers, and Ruddy Turnstones, photo by Marc Katz
   
Red Knot, Purple Sandpipers, and Ruddy Turnstones
photo by Marc Katz, December 2013

Questions?