In 1913, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, one of the founders of the Cayuga Bird Club, worked to establish the Renwick Wildlife Sanctuary, now a part of Stewart Park. A chronology describes the history. Saturday morning bird walks in May became a tradition of the members at that time. In 1973, members began to organize many more field trips along with monthly meetings to supplement the May walks. Currently, CBC is active from September to June. Members of the club continue to participate in maintenance of the trails at Renwick Sanctuary. You do not need to be an expert birder to participate in any of the club's activities.

Some of our early history can be found at Bird Lore.

We have our archives available in the division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. These records are not digitized as yet.