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 Diane Morton cayugabirdclub.president AT gmail.com
Vice President Donna Scott
DLS9 AT cornell.edu
Treasurer Ken Kemphues     cayugabctreasurer at gmail.com
Recording Secretary Poppy Singer

Corresponding Secretary Colleen Richards clr82 AT juno.com


Suan Yong

newsletter AT cayugabirdclub.org

Publicity Carol Felton Schmitt cfschmitt AT aol.com
Historian Jane Graves jgraves AT skidmore.edu
 Programs Committee Chair
Laura Stenzler
lms9 AT cornell.edu
Field Trip Chair Bob McGuire bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com

Jody Enck (2020)
Wes Blauvelt (2021)
Bob McGuire (2022)
jwe4 AT cornell.edu
bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com
Webmaster Paul Anderson fishoak AT gmail.com
 Conservation Action Committee Jody Enck jwe4 AT cornell.edu
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