[Ontbirds] NYSOA Convention in Rochester, NY

Kayo Roy kayoroy at cogeco.ca
Wed Aug 8 14:44:45 EDT 2018

This message has been approved by the Ontbirds coordinator.

Bob Spahn, the co chair of the New York State Ornithological Association has requested the announcement below be posted on ONTBIRDS.  

Last year a number of Ontario birders attended the NYSOA convention in Buffalo and he extends an invitation to anyone interested to join him at their annual convention held this year in nearby Rochester, NY. 


New York State Ornithological Association

 Annual Meeting and Birders Conference

You will absolutely not want to miss the New York State Ornithological Association’s annual meeting and birders conference, October 5-7, 2018, at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road, in Henrietta. Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and the Rochester Birding Association are the meeting’s co-sponsors.

       It’s a great opportunity to meet birders from across the state - forming and renewing friendships and learning about the many clubs in our state that are devoted to nature study and conservation. There will be many field trips: Friday afternoon plus Saturday and Sunday mornings. Friday evening’s activities are a dinner followed by workshops on Braddock Bay Raptor Research raptor studies and eBird use with Breeding Bird Atlases. Saturday features an afternoon paper session, where you can hear about  the latest research in ornithology, and a second buffet dinner followed by the keynote address by Greg Miller, a birding tour guide, whose “Big Year” of birding was featured in a book and subsequent movie.  

       To learn more about the meeting and for registration forms, go to the NYSOA web site, www.nybirds.org or to the Rochester Birding Association website https://rochesterbirding.com/nysoa-reg/ ,

where you can register online or download paper registration forms.

       Registration to attend is $50 through August 15 and $60 thereafter through September 15. The buffet dinners cost $35 each. For more information, contact Shirley Shaw at shirley at jashaw.com or Bob Spahn at rspahn at prodigy.net . Hotel reservations should be made directly with the RIT Inn, with contact information or link to be found with the registration information.

Kayo Roy
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