Events Calendar

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.


Attracting Bluebirds to Your Yard @ Gilboa Historical Society Museum
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kevin Berner will be the next speaker for the Gilboa Historical Society. His presentation will be about how you can attract bluebirds to your yard and how to monitor your nest boxes. Schoharie County had been known as the Bluebird Capital of New York State in the 1990s and early 2000s due to the high rate of bluebird production.

Berner was a professor in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Science Department for 30 years before retiring in 2017. He conducted bluebird research for a quarter century often with the help of students. Many of them authored or coauthored research papers with him. His research efforts concentrated on identifying which nest box designs were most attractive to bluebirds while deterring use by invasive bird species. He served as the Research Chairman for both the North American Bluebird Society and New York State Bluebird Society.

This presentation will be at the Gilboa Historical Society Museum at 122 Stryker Road, Gilboa, NY 12076. It will be at 6pm on Wednesday April 17, 2024. This meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Spring Migration Festival @ Great Swamp Conservancy
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the return of migratory birds at the Great Swamp Conservancy’s 22nd Annual Spring Migration Festival!
Featuring: Kids make and take crafts, kids games, environmental organizations (like the NYS Bluebird Society) wildlife artists, delicious food at the Lady Bug Café, nature focused crafters, tractor and wagon rides to GSC wetland overlook, Chicken BBQ, live music, live animals and so much more!

Allegany Nature Pilgrimage @ Allegany State Park
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 4:30 pm

The name of the event is Eastern Bluebird/Our New York State Bird Needs You!! See up close, real nests and eggs of native cavity nesting birds that may use the bluebird nest box. Learn how to build a nest box, how to monitor, and enjoy the hobby of blue birding. Know that you would be helping our State bird and our environment. Two programs each day, May 31st & June 1st -1 1/2 hours long-1PM-4:30PM.