Many thanks to our official friends for their support and encouragement of young birding passion!

Volunteer Opportunities! Many of these organizations are supported by volunteer efforts that are often a great way for young people to learn about the fun and benefits of volunteerism!

The WNY YBC operates in partnership with Birds on the Niagara, an international Buffalo-based organization celebrating birds, conservation, and social justice. For more information visit  

Official bookstore of the WNY Young Birder Club - a whole bookshelf of bird books for kiddos and so much more!

Nature education group that helps spark our community's love for all things nature! Programming for young naturalists throughout the year and an amazing camp plus wonderful school partnerships!

Supports the mission of education and stewardship at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. Make sure to check out the great programs for young birders including a great summer camp! 

The Spark Bird Project is designed to gain scientific insights into a critical missing piece in the scientific understanding of the ecology of birds - birders themselves. 

Not just for fossils (tho the fossils are super awesome!). A wonderful place to explore the nature and ecology of WNY!

Wonderful organization working to conserve the wonderful nature in our community!

Working towards pollinator conservation through initiatives and action plans that promote community engagement, collaboration, education, and implementation strategies based on science and ecological integrity.

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Would you like your organization to be an official friend? Reach out to us at! No financial contribution is necessary - official friends share information about WNY YBC activities and may lead or help organize events. 

A key birding hotspot just on the outskirts of Buffalo near the waterfront. Don't miss it during migration or when looking for warblers!

Helping our community connect with and learn about all of our local State Parks from places the world knows like the Falls to the birding hotspots of Grand Island to hidden gems waiting for you to discover them!

Roger Tory Peterson had a “Flicker-moment” that got him hooked on birds as an 11 year old. At RTPI, we share the beauty of nature with our community. We challenge each individual to personally confront environmental issues of regional, national and global concern. We work to inspire all to preserve the earth’s biodiversity – with a particular emphasis on the natural area wonders of Western New York.

Not only does the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation help to protect and conserve birds throughout the state, it also coordinates the NYS Birding Trail and the I Bird NY programs, which enable birders of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to get outdoors and get spotting! Hone your birding abilities by visiting a Birding Trail location or by completing an I Bird NY Challenge. 

Right at the base of the Rainbow Bridge on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, Bird Kingdom is an incredible place to go on an avian safari getting up close with birds of all shapes, colors, and sizes from around the world!