Membership

 

ABA Code of Birding Ethics          NYSYBC Code of Conduct         GIFT MEMBERSHIPS FOR YOUNG BIRDERS 


NYSYBC's first field trip, August 16, 2008

Youth Members and Supporting Adults are NOT required to be residents of New York State! Partner Organizations are NOT required to be in NYS!

There are 4 membership categories, and they're all important!

  • Youth Member ($10/yr)
  • NYSYBC Alumna/Alumnus Student Member ($10/yr)
  • Supporting Adult Member ($20/yr)
  • Partner Organization ($25-100/yr, depending on the size of the organization—see details on form)

Youth Members

Youth membership is open to birders between the ages of 10 and 19, inclusive. For only $10 per year, our Youth Members

  • make new friends who share a passion for birds!
  • go on young birder field trips and other events throughout New York State.
  • participate in our annual kickoff conference in January (the day before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). This event features a morning bird walk, presentations by adults and young birders, a book swap, birding discussions, a photo quiz, and more! Lunch is provided, too!
  • join in on bird counts and other birding projects with other young birders.
  • talk about birds and birding via the private club mailing list.
  • contribute to and get email alerts about special events and resources for birders.
  • get photos, artwork, and writings published on this website and in newsletters around the state.
  • qualify for NYSYBC scholarships to help fund educational adventures at birding camps & programs.

        Young Birder Membership Application

Payment can be made online or by check. However, even if payment is made online, we require a completed and signed membership & parental approval form for every minor who wishes to join the club. This form can be sent in via USPS, fax, or email attachment. See form for details.

Your membership will begin as soon as we receive your application and payment and will continue through December 31 of the same year. Memberships starting after October 1 expire on December 31 of the following year.

ABA Code of Birding Ethics              NYSYBC Code of Conduct


NYSYBC Alumna/Alumnus Student members

NYSYBC Youth Members age 20 or older who continue their membership without interruption and are full-time students continue to pay only $10 per year to

  • stay connected and informed via a closed NYSYBC alumni mailing list.
  • go on young birder field trips and other events throughout New York State.
  • contribute to and get email alerts about special events and resources for birders.
  • mentor younger birders in the club, lead field trips, make presentations, or just pitch in.

NYSYBC Student Alumni -   Renew Online or With a Check

 

Supporting Adult Members

Supporting Adult Members are great people who help us carry out our mission. They may be non-student alumni of NYSYBC, parents of Youth Members, or other people who just want to help our club thrive. These wonderful individuals

  • support an important project and a worthy cause.
  • enjoy NYSYBC field trips (limited to 1-3 Supporting Adults per event...first come, first served!).
  • help young people grow into tomorrow's birding leaders, ornithologists, and stewards of the environment.

Supporting Adults - Join or Renew Online or With a Check

 

Partner Organizations

Our Partner Organizations have been key to our success from the beginning. They provide financial support, lead field trips if they want to, and help us get the word out about our club to young birders across the state. Our Partner Organizations

  • support an important project and a worthy cause.
  • enjoy the satisfaction of helping young people grow into tomorrow's birding leaders, ornithologists, and stewards of the environment.
  • sponsor and lead NYSYBC field trips (optional).
  • have the opportunity to attract local young people into their own ranks by publicizing their partnership with NYSYBC and associated events.

Note: NYSYBC Partner Organizations must also be Member Clubs/Organizations of NYSOA, the parent organization of NYSYBC. NYSYBC dues for Partner Organizations range from $25 to $100 per year, depending on the size of the organization.

Partner Organizations - Join or Renew With a Check

GIVE THE GIFT OF NYSYBC MEMBERSHIP!
Do You Know a Young Birder Between the Ages of 10 and 19?

Purchase Gift Online  or  Download Form now!
What's a great gift for the budding young birder in your life?  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 compete in fun projects like the World Series of Birding. The club's Scholarship Program helps fund great educational experiences like birding camps and other programs for our young members.¬†What a wonderful way to strengthen the next generation of birders! 

 

 

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This page last updated 8/28/17.