Calendar of Events
Welcome to the NYSBS Events Calendar, where you can see programs, meetings, and exhibits planned for your area. Use the drop-down box on the top right of the calendar to cycle through the different views available. Clicking the “+” sign in each event’s listing reveals more information about the event, and clicking “Read More” will show the full details. The Category drop-down box can be used to sort events by county.
Bill Zitek will be presenting a program entitled Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and Purple Martins – How You can Help in this Great Conservation Program.
You will learn about their natural history and how to provide nesting boxes for them and then how you can participate in monitoring their progress.
Note: Please call 631-749-1001 to let us know you are coming.
Directions: The Education Center is behind the Visitor Center on Route 114, 3 miles south of the Greenport Ferry or one mile north of the South Ferry.
John Ruska will be presenting a program on bluebirds.
Roger Tory Peterson Institute – 311 Curtis Street, Jamestown NY.
Questions: Contact John Ruska at 716-410-5456
John Ruska, Past President of NYSBS, will present a PowerPoint program on Bluebirds – attracting them, proper nest boxes and monitoring. He may also include other songbirds native to Western New York. (Note change of date from 4/1 to 4/2). Questions: Contact Judy Derry at 716-434-7519.
Sarah Hodder and Karen Anderson will be presenting a program. The PowerPoint program will focus on the history of bluebirds including information about the founders of the Route 11 and 20 trails, the life of the bluebird, and what is involved in setting up a bluebird trail along with the importance of monitoring.
Directions: If you come into Watertown on US 11 from the south (Washington St), Chestnut St. is a left turn at a light not far past Watertown High School (which is on the right). The church is in the first block.
Kevin Berner and Jenny Murtaugh, coordinators
John Rogers, a founding member of the NYSBS, will be presenting his inspirational program “All About Bluebirds – and More”
Dr. Carmen Greenwood, a Cobleskill faculty member, will speak on native pollinators
Dr. Roger Masse, a Cobleskill faculty member, will be discussing his research on the American woodcock.
There may be student presentations on summer bird work in Alaska and other topics.
There will be no fees associated with the meeting.
Date: Saturday, April 15th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details are still being worked on with a possible bird walk at 8 a.m.
Where: SUNY Cobleskill, Main Campus
Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources, north side of Rt. 7
Details: Potluck-Style Lunch but other options available close to campus if desired.
Questions: Contact Kevin Berner at
NYSBS Members: Volunteers are needed for most days. The two shifts are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Two people are needed for each time slot. Niles Brown, NYSBS Coordinator, states that once you help man our booth, you will find out how much fun it is. You will learn about birds and people. He states that the most important skill is listening! There will be handouts available to the attendees and NYSBS clothing for sale. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Niles at 315-696-6041 or email him at