About the Buffalo Ornithological Society

The Buffalo Ornithological Society, Inc. (BOS) was established in 1929 to promote the study of the birds of the Niagara Frontier Region, which includes Western New York and nearby, southeastern Ontario, Canada. This region is rich in bird life with over 380 species and 25 recognizable subspecies of birds recorded.

The BOS is a member of NYSOA, the New York State Ornithological Association.


Meetings

Our regular BOS meetings are held September through June on the second Wednesday of the month at the Buffalo Museum of Science at 7:00 PM. The last meeting in June is always a picnic at Tifft Nature Preserve.

Publications

The Prothonotary is our monthly publication. Each issue contains a summary of the prior month’s weather and noteworthy sightings in the study area.

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Field Trips

Information about upcoming field trips can be found on our Calendar or on the last page of The Prothonotary.

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Officers & Statisticians

The BOS currently has more than 200 members. Consider joining us! You can view the current list of BOS officers, council members, statisticians, and other BOS positions below.

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 Publications

The Prothonotary is our monthly publication. Each issue contains a summary of the prior month’s weather and noteworthy sightings in the study area. Articles or photos of interest to the membership may be submitted for consideration to the editor, Jack Skalicky, at skalicky@biochem.utah.edu or sent by mail to:

178 N. Main St., Apt. #55,
Salt Lake City, UT 84103-2075

A sample issue of The Prothonotary can be downloaded from here:   Prothonotary: May, 2015

The BOS also publishes a Verification Date Guide and a Seasonal Checklist of the Birds of WNY.

Both publications are available for members only.

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 Field Trips

The BOS periodically schedules field trips for members and non-members alike. You don't need to belong to the BOS to join our field trips. Information about upcoming field trips can be found on our Calendar or on the last page of The Prothonotary.

Regularly scheduled field trips are made to the following locations:

  • Braddock Bay Hawk Watch
  • Buckhorn Island SP - Purple Martin Roost
  • Dunkirk Harbor
  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Erie Shoreline
  • Lake Ontario Plain
  • Niagara River
  • Tifft Nature Preserve
  • Times Beach

 BOS Officers and Council Members

The BOS currently has more than 200 members. Consider joining us! The current list of BOS officers, council members, statisticians, and other BOS positions are shown below.

 2017 Officers

President Michael Morgante
Vice President David Suggs
Treasurer Robert DeLeon
Recording Secretary Debbie Suggs
Statisticians Mike Morgante
Willie D'Anna
Alec Humann
Archivist Audrey Horbett

 Council Members

2017 - 2019 Marilyn Feuerstein
Ann Enger
Dwayne Wood
2016 - 2018 David Gordon
David Suggs
Sue Barth
2015 - 2017 Tom O'Donnell
Bernie Kester
Holly Sweeney

 Other Positions

Membership Karen and Jim Landau
Prothonotary Editor Jack Skalicky
Webmaster Sue Barth