About the YBN

YBN Sponsors

Cornell Lab logoCornell Lab of Ornithology

A nonprofit membership institution that interprets and conserves the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. Founded in 1915 by pioneering ornithologist Dr. Arthur A. Allen, the Lab continues to build on “Doc” Allen’s recognition of the significant contribution that bird watchers can make to ornithology by providing unique opportunities for birders to participate in hands-on science and conservation efforts.

BSBO logoBlack Swamp Bird Observatory

Located in the remnants of the once vast Great Black Swamp region of Northwest Ohio, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) is a 510(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting sound stewardship of avian resources in the Lake Erie Marsh Region. BSBO teams research with education to promote bird conservation.

OYBC logo    Ohio Young Birders Club

The Ohio Young Birders Club is a club for young birders between the ages of 12 to 18, sponsored by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO).


Audubon logoAudubon

Dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our growing network of community-based Audubon Centers, grass roots science programs for bird enthusiasts, and advocacy on behalf of ecosystems sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.

NSF logoNational Science Foundation

The NSF initiates and supports scientific research and programs to strengthen scientific research potential, and also supports education programs at all levels. The material on this web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0087760. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Wolf Creek logoWolf Creek Charitable Foundation



Cornell University logoCornell University

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. Cornell is an Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution, and offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in birds.