About Us

The Cayuga Bird Club (CBC), founded in 1913, provides its members and the community at large with opportunities to learn about birds, local birding localities, and the environment. The CBC has a rich history and is composed of a diverse group of people from various professions and backgrounds, whose common bond is a keen interest in the observation and preservation of bird life. 


Members and non-members may attend field trips and monthly meetings, though the club encourages everyone to become a member.

The club has a Conservation Action committee, working on projects to enhance habitats for birds and other wildlife in local areas.

A monthly club newsletter is available that lists birding news from around the basin, upcoming field trips and numerous other items of interest to local birders and environmentalists.This is automatically emailed to all members; non-members can download it from the website.

Please note that special "reservations-only" field trips may be limited to CBC members.

To purchase or renew membership, or to make a donation, see our membership page.

Contact Information


Cayuga Bird Club
c/o Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Administrative Information

        Club Officers

President Suan Yong suan.yong AT gmail.com
Vice President Joshua Snodgrass cedarshiva AT gmail.com
Treasurer Ken Kemphues cayugabctreasurer AT gmail.com
Recording Secretary Poppy Singer
Corresponding Secretary Colleen Richards clr82 AT juno.com
(term end)

Wes Blauvelt (2021)
Bob McGuire (2022)
Diane Morton (2023)
bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com
dianegmorton AT gmail.com
Conservation Action Committee Jody Enck jodyenck AT gmail.com
Field Trips Bob McGuire bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com
Historian Jane Graves jgraves AT skidmore.edu
Newsletter Jill Leichter newsletter AT cayugabirdclub.org
Publicity Carol Felton Schmitt cfschmitt AT aol.com
Volunteer Coordinator Linda Orkin wingmagic16 AT gmail.com
Webmaster Paul Anderson fishoak AT gmail.com

Note: Replace " AT " with @ for actual e-mail addresses.