The Linnaean Society of New York (LSNY), with members mostly in the New York City area, is devoted to all aspects of natural history. We are strongly bird oriented, providing birding field trips to various destinations in the greater New York City area, conducting occasional weekend or out-of-state birding tours, co-sponsoring the NYC Rare Bird Alert, and offering a variety of birding resources on our website, including an exclusive birdwatching guide to lesser known Manhattan hotspots. We also take a leadership role in addressing local conservation issues of concern to birders and natural history enthusiasts. In practice we are a New York City bird club with a broader purview on nature and conservation.
The Society presents programs on natural history topics at the American Museum of Natural History monthly from September through May, except March. Our meetings are open and free to the public. The programs feature richly illustrated talks in layman's language, by leading naturalists and scientists.
Our field trips, led by expert members, focus on birds and also on plants, bats, and butterflies. More than fifty trips are offered each year, ranging from bird walks in Central Park, Jamaica Bay, and other New York City parks to excursions by carpool to diverse seasonal hotspots in the tri-state area. Field trips are open to non-members if space permits.
Our organization’s aspirations are reflected in our highest award, the Eisenmann Medal. Established in 1982, it honors “excellence in ornithology and encouragement of the amateur,” accomplishments the Society’s founders would have endorsed.
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- 2017 Annual Dinner, Raffle and Silent Auction — 3/14/2017 Items for the auctions needed
- 3 Changes to the January 10th Program: Thoreau’s Wildflowers, Bird Photo Identification Quiz and Celebrating Sarah Elliott
- Bats in Central Park – A recording — 8/17/2016
- “Tiny Island…” about Helen Hays and GGI in NYT 8/21/2001 — 7/29/2016
- North Woods Update: Loch Closures April 2016 — October, 2016 — 7/16/2016
- Rehabilitation of the West Pond Proceeds, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Update — 01/03/2017
- Help Save Plum Island — 11/14/2016
- West Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Update — 11/9/2016
- Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Update — 5/13/2016
- Gateway announces FONSI — 2/8/2016
- Coalition Response to West Pond Environmental Assessment — 11/7/15
- Helen Hays Receives Environmental Champion Award — 5/13/2016
- The Trans-Atlantic Terns of Great Gull Island (article) — 5/11/2016
- eBird rarities in the NY area on AccuBirder viewable on this site — 5/29/2016
- Clinton Community Garden — 11/29/2015
- Mysteries of Micro-Parks — 2015
- Massapequa, Capri, Capri Pond, Coastal Areas with Gabriel Willow — 12/3/2016
- Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge with Joseph DiCostanzo — 11/26/2016 (changed from 11/19/2016)
- Prospect Park with Steve Nanz leading for Peter Dorosh — 11/6/2016
- New Jersey Hotspots with Robert Machover — 10/29/2016
- Randall’s Island with Alan Drogin — 10/23/2016
- Floyd Bennett Field with Robert Jett — 10/15/2016
- Conference House/Mount Loretto (changed to Miller Field, SI) with Howard Fischer — 10/9/2016
- Alley Pond Park with Alan Drogin — 10/1/2016
- Hook Mountain with Robert Jett — 9/24/2016
- Fort Tilden with Richard ZeinEldeen — 9/11/2016
- Doodletown Trip with Paul Keim reported by Richard ZainEldeen — 5/22/2016
- Swainson’s Warbler by Barbara Saunders — 4/28/2016
- New Mexico trip with Rick Wright reported by Louise Fraza — 3/12/2016 to 3/15/2016
Sarah Elliott Newsletter
I am putting together a complete set of the Sarah Elliott Newsletter for eventual publication on the LSNY website. I am missing only one issue: Volume 1 number 6 (June 1995). If you have a copy of this issue please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.