MEETINGS: Also known as the Eaton Birding Club, this organization meets on the first Monday of the month from October through April. Meetings are temporarily being held at the Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Road in Geneva. Carter Road is west of the hospital and the new location is 0.4 mile north of North St. just past (north of) the middle/high school. Meetings are free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
FIELD TRIPS: Throughout the year, club members lead free field trips to various birding hotspots around the Finger Lakes Region and sometimes beyond. Check the Field Trips page, or send an e-mail to The Northeast Naturalist. Field trips are often posted to the club's (free) Facebook group. Trips are open to the public. In mid to late December (or possibly very-early January), the club participates in National Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The Geneva count is a 15-mile diameter circle broken into eleven sectors. Help is always welcome and appreciated! (No experience needed; you can join with others to get started.) Planning starts in late October with more information on the EBS Yahoo group and eventually the Facebook group.
Benefits of paid membership include a seasonal newsletter, the Bobolink, plus access to the members-only Yahoo group forum for current bird sightings, planning field trips and the Christmas count, other club information, discussions and business. Membership also helps pay for speakers and for donations to conservation projects and to cover the CBC fees.
The Eaton Birding Society focuses on birdwatching in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, primarily in Wayne, Seneca, Yates and Ontario Counties. Occasionally birding trips are organized to destinations as far away as Arizona and Texas. It's a lot of fun and you're invited to join.
Male Bobolink -- photo at right © Fred Bertram
The mission of the Eaton Birding Society is to promote the appreciation of birds and nature through educational programs, monthly meetings, field trips and financial support of projects relating to ecological enhancement.
There are two membership levels: $15 Individual, and $20 Family
Please make checks payable to: Eaton Birding Society
Mail to: Eaton Birding Society, c/o Carolyn Jacobs, 126 Holiday Harbour, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Note: In an effort to reduce costs (and save trees!), EBS offers digital delivery of our newsletter, the Bobolink. Please indicate if you want to digitally receive your Bobolink via our Yahoo site. You will be notified by email when it is posted.