New York State Ornithological Association 2022 Conference Details

2022 NYSOA Conference

September 30 – October 2, 2022

Hosted by Onondaga Audubon at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, Oswego, NY

Last date to register: September 25, 2022.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge with respect the Onondaga Nation, Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the Indigenous Peoples, the original stewards of the place now known as Oswego. May we keep the First Peoples of this land in our hearts and minds as we discuss issues affecting their ancestral homelands.

Keynote Speakers

Friday 09/30 – Bill Evans – Nocturnal migration in New York – Presentation and outdoor field trip to listen for the flight calls of birds migrating past us in the dark.

Saturday 10/01 – Scott Weidensaul – This eminent author and researcher will entertain us with a keynote address entitled “A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds,” based on his best selling novel. (Single day tickets for this speaker + dinner are available)

Click for further information on our keynote speakers and their talks

Call for Proposals

The scientific paper session will be on Saturday from 1:30-5:00 pm. Presenters will be given 15 minutes to present their research and to respond to questions (e.g., 10-12 minutes for a presentation, 3-5 minutes for questions). Abstract submission is now closed. Speakers will be notified by September 15th of their acceptance for inclusion in the scientific session.

Registration Details

After August 31st, Full Conference ($160): includes dinner Friday and Saturday nights and access to all conference activities (field trips, paper presentations, and speakers both nights).

Student, Full Conference ($60):includes dinner Friday and Saturday nights and access to all conference activities (field trips, paper presentations, and speakers both nights).   

Weidensaul Presentation Only ($100): includes a banquet dinner Saturday and access to Saturday night’s speaker. 

*We will not be hosting lunch on Saturday, and lunch will be on your own that day. There is a lunch option for Sunday, see details below. Please note that if you are staying at the conference hotel, breakfast is included in your stay.

Registration has now ended.


Reduced lodging rates at the Best Western Plus Oswego Hotel & Conference Center of $139/night will be available through September 8th at 5pm. Reserve your room today as space is limited by calling (315) 342-4040 and mentioning you will be attending this conference and would like the reduced rate.

Click here for additional nearby lodging options.

Conference Shirt

Conference t-shirts were designed by Onondaga Audubon Board Member, Kayla Fisk. Orders for t-shirts are now closed.

Preview of 2022 NYSOA T-shirts

Brief Agenda

Friday 9/30/22

  • 1 – 3pm Pre-conference trip to Oswego Harbor (optional/ on your own)
  • 1 – 6pm Check-in and Registration
  • 5 – 7pm Cash Bar
  • 6 – 7pm Buffet Dinner
  • 7 – 8:30pm Evening Program

Saturday 10/1/22

  • 6 – 11:30am Field Trips
  • 10:30am Delegates’ Meeting
  • 1:15 – 4:00pm Paper Sessions
  • 5 – 8pm Cash Bar
  • 6 – 7:30pm Banquet Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30pm Evening Program

Sunday 10/2/22

  • 7am Field Trips

Field Trips

We have many field trip options along the Lake Ontario shoreline planned! Please check back as these are subject to change.