A real-time, online checklist and data collection program for notable bird sightings.
By Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon.
eBird Rare Bird Alerts
- eBird rarities in the NY area by AccuBirder here
- to AccuBirder’s site
- eBird's Rare Bird alerts. Register and choose your location(s) eBird.org alerts to receive email alerts.
Note that eBird depends on users reporting their checklists on eBird.
- Current reviewed birds are reported on eBird
Current and archived New York Rare Bird Alerts
- nysbirds-L — to access the email listserv for New York State
- eBirds NYC — a Yahoo group for reporting wild bird sightings around NYC (join to access the email listserv)
- citybirder — Rob Jett’s blog reports the New York RBA
- with other useful birding information, especially for Brooklyn
- Surfbirds’ NYSBirds-L — also reports The New York State email listserv
- Birdingonthe.Net — posts rare bird alerts by location, for local sightings select EAST:NYC Area RBA: ...
- American Birding Association (ABA) — posts rare bird alerts by location
- Surfbirds — birding mail archives of other groups listings
Real time alerts for sightings in New York County or Central Park
- Twitter — to monitor for sightings of birds in Central Park use hashtag #birdcp
- See https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark for details
RBA by Telephone
Bird sightings in the Greater New York area on a recorded phone message
This regularly updated rare bird alert is sponsored by The Linnaean Society of New York and the National Audubon Society. The alert describes unusual bird sightings in the Greater New York area on a recorded telephone message. Call...
- 212-979-3070 — for bird sightings
To report a rare bird sighting by phone
- 212-372-1483 — Tom Burke for the New York City or Westchester area (weekdays)
- 631-734-4126 — Tony Lauro for Long Island
Weather, Radar and more on the Resources and References page