Publications


Birding the Cayuga Lake Basin

  • 76 detailed site descriptions

  • Maps, directions and GPS coordinates

  • Full color photos of locations and birds

Edited by Bob McGuire with an introduction by Kevin McGowan.

Produced by the Cayuga Bird Club.


The Cayuga Bird Club’s newest publication, Birding the Cayuga Basin, is finally out in print! Under Bob McGuire’s terrific leadership, a team of club volunteers put in many hours to bring this resource to the community. The book includes descriptions, maps, directions, GPS coordinates, and photos of 76 birding hot spots in the Cayuga Lake Basin. We are very excited to have this great resource in our hands. 

The book is now available at several venues:

 Look for it everywhere as we get people out and about to retailers. This list will be expanded as we add places.


Native Plants for Native Birds
  • 46 articles covering more than 50 plant species

  • Foreword by Steve Kress, author of The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds: Creating Natural Habitats for Properties Large and Small

  • Introduction explaining the value of native plants and the importance of buying locally grown plants

  • Resources section

Author: Joel Baines
Photos: David Ruppert
Editing and Design: Anne Marie Johnson
Produced by the Cayuga Bird Club


Native Plants for Native Birds is a collection of articles written over five years by Joel Baines for a column in the Cayuga Bird Club newsletter. The book includes stunning photos by David Ruppert and features articles full of practical information about plants native to the Ithaca area that attract birds, including preferred growing conditions, deer resistance, and more. It is a valuable resource to local gardeners who enjoy birds and want to convert their property to bird friendly, native plants.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go toward Cayuga Bird Club projects, such as planting a native garden in Ithaca or building a kiosk similar to the one the club installed at Myers Point in Lansing.

Available for purchase at Baker’s Acres/Rae's Roost, Buffalo Street Books, Cayuga Landscape,, Cornell Plantation Gift Shop, Ithaca Agway, Lime Hollow gift shop, Montezuma Audubon Center, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge gift shop, Montezuma Winery, The Plantsmen, and Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods, Johnson City and Fayetteville.

Note that some of the chapters first appeared in our newsletters. See here for a section on the Chestnut Oak.