Regional Censuses
and Research
    For over sixty years the Society has also conducted region-wide counts of birds in April, May and October.  Hundreds of local birders participate in each of these activities and their records provide invaluable information about changes in bird distribution and populations over the years.  Members also take part in a number of National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts, Fish and Wildlife Service Breeding Bird Censuses, and the January Waterfowl Count for the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs.

Annual Buffalo Ornithological Society (BOS) Counts The BOS conducts three annual bird counts during the months of April, May, and October

National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts Each December BOS members participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count from the Niagara Frontier Region.

New York State Atlas 2000 Project  BOS members are surveying blocks for the second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State

NYS DEC Waterfowl Count Each January, members visit lakes, rivers and shorelines to count waterfowl.

USGS Breeding Bird Census BOS members help monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.

 Peregrine Falcon Web Cam To check on the Peregrine Falcon Bird Cam. 

Hamburg Hawkwatch A spring-time raptor stream that flows west to east along the southern shore of Lake Erie. 

Barn Owl Project

A written Verification Form needs to be filled out for ALL unusual observations.  Please use the Verification Date Guide to determine if a report needs to be filled out or not.    

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