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.
Central Park for Bats, Crickets, and Katydids now August 23, 2017
- Jamaica Bay Taskforce Meeting — May 11, 2017
- Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Update — 02/03/2017
- Rehabilitation of the West Pond Proceeds, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Update — 01/03/2017
- Report on the 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards Program — 3/14/2017
- research request. Amy Weidensaul, the director of community conservation and education for Audubon Pennsylvania, is conducting research on the Junior Audubon Club program, which ran from 1910 through the 1970s, and is considered one of the most successful conservation education programs ever. If you participated in Junior Audubon as a child, and would be willing to discuss your recollections of the program, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Book Review: Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island by Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim — 2/9/2017
- New Montauk Weekend with Joseph DiCostanzo — 2/25/2017 to 2/26/2017
- New Central Park with Richard ZainEldeen — 2/11/2017
- Chandler Robbins — 3/20/2017