About Us

The Cayuga Bird Club Inc., founded in 1914, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing 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 2022-2023

President: Stephanie Herrick (cayugabirdclub.president AT gmail.com)

Vice President: Ken Haas (vice-president AT cayugabirdclub.org)

Treasurer: Ken Kemphues (cayugabctreasurer AT gmail.com)

Recording Secretary: Poppy Singer

Corresponding Secretary: Colleen Richards (clr82 AT juno.com)

Directors / term end:

   Diane Morton / 2023 (dianegmorton AT gmail.com)

   Susan Danskin / 2024

   Suan Yong / 2025 (suan.yong AT gmail.com)

Committee Chairpersons

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

Field Trips: Meena Haribal (mmh3 AT cornell.edu)

Historian: Jane Graves (jgraves AT skidmore.edu)

Membership: Diane Morton (dianegmorton AT gmail.com)

Newsletter: Jane Bain (newsletter AT cayugabirdclub.org)

Programs: Laura Stenzler (lms9 AT cornell.edu)

Publicity: Carol Felton Schmitt (cfschmitt AT aol.com)

Tech Lead: Muhammad Arif (mnarif AT live.com)

Youth Birding: Suan Yong (suan.yong AT gmail.com)

Webmaster: Paul Anderson (fishoak AT gmail.com)

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