Bird-related Links

Local Birding Sites:

Braddock Bay Bird Observatory

    • Home to the Kaiser-Manitou Beach Banding Station.

Braddock Bay Raptor Research

    • Dedicated to the study of birds of prey.

Burroughs Audubon Nature Club

    • An organization dedicated to promoting the natural sciences, ecology, and conservation.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

    • Serving Western New York State in Monroe County and parts of Genesee, Livingston and Ontario Counties.

Wild Wings Inc.

    • A not-for-profit educational organization that houses and cares for permanently injured birds of prey.

Bird Cams:      Cameras with a live view to a nest

BirdCam at Kodak Office

    • Views of the Peregrine Falcon nest box at Kodak office on State Street.

Red-tailed Hawk Nest

    • at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY USA.

Great Blue Heron Nest

    • at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY USA.

North Spring Pool Osprey Nest

    • View of the Osprey nest at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Seneca Falls, NY USA.

BirdCam at Kodak Office

    • The Peregrine Falcon nest box at Kodak office has been removed during building renovations. Future cam to come soon – Rochester, NY USA.

Owl Cam

    • Watch Northern Barred Owls, “June” and “Ward”, nesting in eastern Massachusetts USA.

Screech Owl Cam

    • Chris Johnson’s Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box from Austin, Texas USA.

New York State Birding Sites and Wildlife Refuges:

Buffalo Audubon Society

    • Buffalo chapter of National Audubon Society.

Buffalo Ornithological Society

    • Buffalo area birding.

Cayuga Bird Club

    • Birding club founded in 1913 by Louis Agassiz Fuertes for the Cayuga Lake Basin and surrounding area.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    • Institution to interpret and conserve the earth through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.

Genesee Land Trust

    • Local organization that does a great job to preserve land in the Rochester area.

Iroquois Wildlife Refuge

    •  Located in Alabama, NY USA.

Montezuma Audubon Center

    • The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is a great addition to the already amazing Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

    • NWR seen from NYS Thruway east of Rochester.

NYS Bird Songs & Calls

    • Songs and calls of some New York State birds.

New York State Breeding Bird Atlas Project 2000

    • Home page with all the information on this important bird project that runs from 2000 – 2005.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

    • Guide to hunting, fishing, and conservation information within NYS.

New York State Ornithological Association

    • New York State’s ornithological society (formerly Federation of NYS Bird Clubs). Also has an archive of their quarterly journal on-line here.

New York Wild

    • A partnership to show the diversity of wildlife within New York State. There are several webcams within this site.

Onondaga Audubon Society

    • Syracuse chapter of National Audubon Society.

Project Feeder Watch

    • Winter long survey of birds visiting feeders run by Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Bird Mail Links:


    • Home page with all the information for this e-mail list that covers the Rochester and Buffalo areas.


    • Archive of posts from the Syracuse and Cayuga Lake areas.


    • Archive of sightings from New York State Birding List.


Archive of sighting around Central New York (Oneida County).

Other Birding Links:

American Birding Association

    •  North America’s largest membership organization for active birders.


    •  PC Computer software for tracking your bird sightings.

    •  Collection of birding related information.

Bird-Smart Glass

American Bird Conservancy bird-friendly (tested for effectiveness) window protection.


    • A database of sightings from all of North America. The database is used by birdwatchers, scientists, and conservationists who want to know more about the distributions and movement patterns of birds across the continent.

Eagle Optics

    • Good source for binoculars and scopes.

National Audubon Society

    • Parent organization to many local Audubon societies.

Nature Travel Network

      Features articles about top birding destinations all over the world.

Old Bird

    • An organization dedicated to facilitating the acoustic monitoring of avian night flight calls. This site represents some of the work done by our April ’16 speaker, Bill Evans, and includes plans to construct a monitoring site of your own.

Peterson On Line

    This is a link to the Peterson Series on Birds. Includes several sections on identifying birds and tests you can use to see how you are doing!

The Binocular Site

    • The Binocular Site is an independent guide for all things related to the world of binoculars.

The Virtual Birder

    • Birding from your computer. Includes bird ID skills and other birding resources.

Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching

Finding birds, choosing binoculars, and lots more. (Thanks to Nicole, in Colorado for finding this page!)

Making Bird Houses with Unused Material at Home

Bird box making tips, methods to attract birds to your bird house, setting up a bird bath that attracts birds, and so much more. (Thanks to the all the young birder volunteers and Sophia at The Bird Watching Club in Arizona for finding this page!)