Resources & References

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Birding Ethics by ABA

Birding Ethics by ABA (PDF)

Bird Rehabilitator in New York City

Wild Bird Fund Inc. of New York City — Their mission is to rehabilitate distressed wildlife and return them to their natural habitats.

Field Trips at Other Organizations

American Littoral Society (Northeast Chapter)

Birdingpal — to find a local birder to go birdwatching with

Brooklyn Bird Club trips — for the home page Brooklyn Bird Club

The Citybirder blog — Brooklyn bird trips and much more by Rob Jett

NYC Audubon Events & Adventures — for the home page New York City Audubon

Forecasts: Weather, Radar, Birds and Other

BirdCast Forecasts, Regional Migration Analyses — maps and charts by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Finch Forecast by Ron Pittaway

Central Park weather — type in “Central Park, NY” or zip code 10024 for NOAA surface weather

Clemson University Radar Ornithology Laboratory — about using Radar for tracking bird migration at night

US Composite Radar: A tool for Observing Bird Migration by Paul Hurtado of Ohio State University

General Resources

10,000 Birds – birding, nature, conservation, information, travel, reviews, galleries, and blog

Birdingdude blog — shorebirds, etc. by Andrew Baksh

Central Park — Marie Winn’s Nature News blog — sightings and more by Marie Winn

Fatbirder — linking birders worldwide by Richard Crombet-Beolens

Great Gull Island — field project sponsored by LSNY

Helen Hays (Achievement Award for the Great Gull Island Project)

Long Island Birds — about Long Island birds & birdwatching

Nemesis Bird — science, apps, alerts and more (you may subscribe for email alerts)

Overpeck Preserve — restoration of the Overpeck Creek and surrounding meadowlands

Pale Male — images of Pale Male, the Red-tailed Hawk of Central Park, and other birds in Central Park by Lincoln Karim

Ridgewood Reservoir Education and Preservation Project blog

Urban Hawks — wildlife in Central Park and New York City — a blog about raptors by D. Bruce Yolton

West Midland Bird Club — a British birdwatching club with many links to other sites

Wing and Tail Collection — at the Slater Museum of Natural History

journal archive: Kingbird by The NYS Ornithological Association

NYSOA's online archive of its quarterly journal, The Kingbird.

This unique research and educational resource, incorporating 57 years (229 issues) of the journal, demonstrates NYSOA’s commitment to its mission to “further the study of bird life and to disseminate knowledge thereof.” According to NYSOA president Carena Pooth, the Association expects that the data base will not only serve as a rich source of information for studies already underway but also stimulate new work on the birds of New York State. Being able to find specific information quickly with a computer will save researchers the countless hours of work that were previously necessary when sifting through hundreds of paper issues of The Kingbird.

The archive, online at a $15,000 investment by NYSOA in the future of New York State’s birds. NYSOA volunteers spent well over 100 hours working on the project. The searchable data base currently contains about 8 million words on nearly 16,000 pages comprising more than 5,200 files. In addition, there is an online library of 229 full issues and 4 ten-year indices available for download or online browsing. Four issues of The Kingbird will be added to the archive each year.


American Birding Association (ABA)

American Museum of Natural History

Audubon New York — New York State Chapter

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Nature Conservancy

NYS Ornithological Association

Project Safe Flight by NYC Audubon

If you find a dead or injured bird, you can make an important contribution to Project Safe Flight( by reporting the bird into NYC Audubon's database from your computer or mobile device at D-Bird: NYC Bird Mortality Database ( data collection tool. Also see Lights out NY (

See our Rare Bird Alert Information page to report or receive bird alerts by phone, Online, via email or social media. One of the alerts is sponsored by LSNY and the rest are from other sources.