NYSYBC Leaders - Hall of FameUpdated 9/29/14

Club Officers & Activity Leaders          NYSYBC Razorbills & Vagrants Team Members (WSB & SuperBowl of Birding)  
NYSOA Lillian C. Stoner Award Winners           NYSOA Annual Meeting Presenters           NYSYBC Kickoff Attendee Photos

President
2014 Eamon Freiburger
2013 Michael McBrien
2012 Eamon Corbett
2011 Greg Lawrence
2010 Benjamin Van Doren
2009 Hope Batcheller
Vice President
2014 Marc Katz
2013 Zach Smart
2012 Michael McBrien
2011 Eamon Corbett
2010 Jacob Drucker
2009 Erich Lehner
Secretary
2014 Michael Ivkov
2013 Max Pine
2012 Eamon Freiburger
2011 Benjamin Van Doren
2010 Lila Fried
2009 Brent Bomkamp

Annual Kickoff, Muscoot Farm, January 2014
 
Annual Kickoff, Muscoot Farm, January 2014
See prior years' Annual Kickoff meeting photos below.
 
Records Chair
2013, 2014 Eamon Freiburger
2012 Max Pine
2011 Jacob Drucker
2010 Brendan Fogarty
Gilded Flickr
(NYSYBC Flickr Group Chair)
2013, 2014 Marc Katz

Facebook Honcho
2011-12 Greg Lawrence
Online Discussion Group Gurus
2011 Hope Batcheller, Brendan Fogarty
Photo Editor
2011 Benjamin Van Doren
2010 Brendan Fogarty

 

NYSYBC's Birding Competition Champs
SuperBowl of Birding

2012 (Newbies Award:
1st Place - Youth Division
)

Jacob Drucker, Captain
Eamon Corbett
Galen Frank-Bishop
Benjamin Van Doren  
 
2011

Greg Lawrence, Captain
Eamon Corbett
Jacob Drucker
Benjamin Van Doren
 
  2010
Hope Batcheller, Captain
Greg Lawrence
Benjamin Van Doren
Scott Weiman




World Series of Birding
Razorbills

2014
Eamon Freiburger, Captain
Joseph Hernandez
Silas Hernandez
Brendan Murtha
 
 2013
Nathaniel Hernandez, Captain
Joseph Hernandez
Silas Hernandez
 
2012

Nathaniel Hernandez, Captain
Eamon Corbett
Galen Frank-Bishop

2011 (1st Place - Youth Division)
Brent Bomkamp, Captain
Benjamin Van Doren
Brendan Fogarty
Amanda Spears

2010

Benjamin Van Doren, Captain
Greg Lawrence
Jacob Drucker
Erich Lehner
 
2009
Hope Batcheller, Captain
Brent Bomkamp
Jacob Drucker
Brendan Fogarty
Benjamin Van Doren
World Series of Birding
Vagrants
2013
Brendan Murtha, Captain
Eamon Freiburger
Isaiah Sigman-Wender
 
2012
Brendan Murtha, Captain
Eamon Freiburger
Silas Hernandez
 
2011

Eamon Corbett, Captain
Nathaniel Hernandez
Lewis Lolya

 


 
 
NYSOA / NYS Birders Conference

 
Lillian C. Stoner Award Winners
NEW 9/29/14

In 1975 Lillian Stoner, a founding member of the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs (now NYSOA), donated money to the organization to establish a fund to enable students to attend the organization’s Annual Meetings. Mrs. Stoner did not intend to recognize past achievement with this award, but rather to foster a promising young person’s interest in birds and ornithology by offering the education and experience of the fall conference

[Beginning in 2014] NYSOA considers nominees who will, at the time of the conference, be in high school grades 11 or 12 (junior or senior), or in one of their first two years in college (freshman or sophomore). Candidates may be anywhere along the birding skill spectrum from beginner (feeder watcher) to advanced (self-directed researcher). Our objective is to select winners who demonstrate a strong interest in wild birds and whose attendance at the Annual Meeting will positively influence their desire to pursue birding and/or ornithology as a lifelong interest.

In order to be nominated, each candidate must first confirm that he or she can commit to attending at least the entire day Saturday including field trip(s), afternoon paper session (or alternate afternoon conference activity), the banquet, and the evening keynote speaker presentation.

Every student nominee for this award (whether a winner or not) will receive a one year membership in NYSOA. Each Lillian C. Stoner Award winner will receive a certificate and a monetary award to help defray the cost of attending the Annual Meeting. Winners will be honored
publicly at the Annual Meeting banquet and announced in NYSOA’s publications and website.

We are proud to count the following NYSYBC members and alumni among the winners of this prestigious award:

2014

  • Marc Katz (age 17) - Nominated by The Linnaean Societ of New York and NYSYBC

2013

  • Nathaniel Hernandez (age 18) - Nominated by NYSYBC
  • Courtney Moore (age 15) - Nominated by the Broome County Naturalists' Club
  • Zach Smart (age 17) - Nominated by NYSYBC

2011

  • Greg Lawrence (age 18) - Nominated by NYSYBC

2010

  • Hope Batcheller (age 18) - Nominated by NYSYBC
  • Jacob Drucker (age 18) - Nominated by the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club and NYSYBC
  • Benjamin Van Doren (age 16) - Nominated by NYSYBC
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Paper & Poster Presentations by NYSYBC Youth Members & Alumni
UPDATED 9/29/14

2014

  • Truth Muller (age 14): The Hidden World of Bird Language: A Study of Interspecies Communication and Socail Communities in Common Feeder Birds of the Northeast
  • Max Pine (age16): Effect of Climate on Spatio-temporal Distribution of Irruptive Bird Species

2013

  • Hope Batcheller (alumna): Interspecific Information Use in Army-ant-following Birds
  • Alexander Gottdiener (age 16): The Chemistry of Navigation in Birds
  • Michael Ivkov (age 16): Loon Conservation and the BP Oil Spill
  • Max Pine (age 15): The Effect of Climate on the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Four Irruptive Species (poster)

2011

  • Jacob Drucker and Lila Fried (ages 19, 18): Study of Primary Projections in Austral Migrants
  • Greg Lawrence (age 18): Assessment of Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Health through Bird and Amphibian Monitoring
  • Benjamin Van Doren (age 17): Meteorological, Topographical and Behavioral Correlates of Diurnal Morning Flight Migration in the Northeastern United States
     
Prior Years' NYSYBC Annual Kickoff Meetings
Annual Kickoff, January 2013
Annual Kickoff, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, January 2013
Annual Kickoff, Croton Point Park, 2012
Annual Kickoff, Croton Point Park, January 2012

 
Annual Kickoff, Katonah, 2011
Annual Kickoff,Katonah, January 2011
  
Annual Kickoff, Marshlands Conservancy, 2010
Annual Kickoff, Marshlands Conservancy, January 2010
 
Annual Kickoff, Stony Kill Farm (Wappingers Falls), January 2009
Annual Kickoff, Stony Kill Farm (Wappingers Falls), January 2009