Resources

Records and Lists

Activities

  • The club has a Conservation Committee.
  • The David Cup is an informal competition to see who can see the most birds in the area in the calendar year.
  • The Loon Watch at Taughannock Falls State Park is an all-volunteer effort to count Common Loons as they migrate south down Cayuga Lake each fall.
  • The Ithaca Christmas Bird Count, organized by the Cayuga Bird Club, takes place on January 1st every year.

Links of Local Interest


Other Birding Clubs

Mailing Lists and Hotlines

  • Cayugabirds-L, hosted by Cornell University, generates daily sightings of birds in the Finger Lakes region (with a focus on the Cayuga Lake Basin), as well as lively discussions on bird behavior, identification, habitat, and more. For more information contact list owner Chris Tessaglia-Hymes. Cayugabirds-L is not directly affiliated with the Cayuga Bird Club.
  • Cayuga-RBA is a SMS-based rare-bird alert (RBA) system for the Cayuga Lake Basin.
  • NYSBirds-L, also hosted by Cornell, has the same function as Cayugabirds-L but covers the entire state of New York. Chris Tessaglia-Hymes also serves as list owner of NYSBirds-L. 
  • Geneseebirds-L and Oneidabirds-L serve nearby regions that partially overlap the Cayuga Lake area.
  • Rare Bird Alert Birdbox. (315) 637-0318 is the official bird sightings hotline of Onondaga Audubon. Transcripts are posted to the Cayugabirds, Oneidabirds, and Geneseebirds mailing lists.

Other Birding Resources