Last Updated 5/15/13
"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
photo by Marc Katz
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.
- New Feature! Our Young Birders Write!
Visit our new WRITINGS page and enjoy poetry, book reviews, and field notebook samples.
- NYSYBC Bird Records Summary - April 2013 Central Park trip list added!
The NYSYBC life list now stands at 276 species!
LAST UPDATED 5/15/13 ( Click on the link at the top of our Trip Reports page.)
- Field Trip Report & Photo Gallery - Central Park - April 7, 2013 NEW 4/16/13
In the middle of New York City, we had an amazing early spring / late winter birding day, picking up a new lifer for the club -- Barred Owl -- and 48 species total. Afterwards, we went to the New-York Historical Society Museum to see the newly opened exhibit on Audubon and his watercolors. Read Nathaniel Hernandez's trip report, check out Brendan Murtha's list of birds seen, and view the photo gallery for both the birds and drawings by our own young Audubons! (thanks to Marc Katz for this trip summary!)
- Field Trip Report & Photo Gallery - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - March 24, 2013 NEW 4/16/13
This was the first time we visited Long Island in early spring, and we were richly rewarded. We added another species (Barn Owl) to the NYSYBC life list and tallied 49 for the day. Read Brendan Murtha's trip report, check out Zach Smart's list of birds seen, and view the photo gallery!
- Field Trip Report & Photo Gallery - Annual Kickoff Meeting - January 20, 2013 NEW 4/4/13
This year's Annual Kickoff at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation included great birding, a terrific keynote speaker, a photo quiz, and birding discussions. Read Michael Ivkov's report and the list
of birds seen, and view the photo gallery!
- A NYSYBC flickr page has been created! As of 3/12/13, there are 124 photos posted! UPDATED 3/12/13
Thanks to Youth Member Marc Katz (aka the Gilded Flickr),
NYSYBC members can now post their own photos in a centralized NYSYBC gallery!
Check it out at flickr.com/groups/nysybc/
By Rachel Smith: American Avocet
- Photo Gallery - Bashakill Field Trip - October 21, 2012
Field Trip CalendarField 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.
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!
photo by Greg Lawrence