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

Membership Dues:

Cayuga Bird Club
PO Box 6564
Ithaca NY 14851-9997


Cayuga Bird Club
c/o Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Administrative Information

Club Officers 2021-2022

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)

Directors / term end:

Bob McGuire / 2022 (bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com)

Diane Morton / 2023 (dianegmorton AT gmail.com)

Susan Danskin / 2024

Committee Chairpersons

Conservation Action Committee: Jody Enck (jodyenck AT gmail.com)

Programs: Laura Stenzler (lms9 AT cornell.edu)

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)

Webmaster: Paul Anderson (fishoak AT gmail.com)

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