Last Updated 7/2/15
"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
"The connections alone truly made the club a brilliant success for me." — BF, NYSYBC alumnus, age 22
"For me, the club really made a difference." — BV, NYSYBC alumnus, age 21
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.
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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!
- Records Summary - 3/29/15 Wallkill River NWR & 4/26/15 Prospect Park trips added! UPDATED 6/8/15
Thanks to Records Chair Eamon Freiburger for all the updates.
The NYSYBC life list now stands at 282 species! View the NYSYBC Bird Records
- Report & Photo Gallery - Wallkill River NWR - March 29, 2015 NEW 7/2/15
With snow on the ground and a biting wind in our faces, the NYSYNC braved these late March conditions to bird some of the best places in the Black Dirt Region in southern Orange County.
Read Eamon Freiburger's report and Truth Muller's bird list, and view the Photo Gallery!
- Report & Photo Gallery - Shawangunk Grasslands NWR - February 22, 2015 NEW 7/2/15
Unfortunately, most of us saw neither of the two target species, but we added a new life bird to the club's life list -- Rough-legged Hawk, bringing our total since 2008 to 282!
Read our report and Adrian Burke's bird list, and view the Photo Gallery!
- Report & Photo Gallery - Annual Kickoff, Muscoot Farm - January 18, 2015 NEW 6/11/15
19 young birders and their families made it in spite of the surprise ice storm!
Read the report to find out all the great stuff we did and talked about. We had to stay inside all day, but everyone had a great time sharing, learning, and socializing! And enjoying snacks and hot chocolate and pizza and and and...
- Photo Gallery & Bird List - Franklin Mountain - November 9, 2014 NEW 6/2/15
Not the birdiest of trips...
...but we still had fun!!!
- Photo Gallery & Bird List - Collins Lake - October 5, 2014 NEW 6/2/15
The day started out chilly at 42 degrees! But it warmed up to 58 by lunchtime, and we enjoyed plentiful sunshine with no wind as we visited a variety of habitats.
View the Photo Gallery and Bird List!
- Bird List & Photo Gallery - Sterling Forest - May 24, 2014
"....we heard and caught some glimpses of Warbling Vireos, Yellow Warblers, and Common Yellowthroats. However, the highlight of this first stop was without a doubt the Mourning Warbler. While the looks we got were fleeting, it was quite a nice sight for a trip so late in the spring."
Read Max Pine's report, view the bird list, and view the Photo Gallery!
More Field Trip Reports
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 Avery Scott, May 17, 2015