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North America's oldest ornithology organization turns 150 in 2023! 

The Nuttall Ornithological Club will celebrate its 150th birthday on 8-11 September 2023. Our logo for this event centers on a painting of Brewster's Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera x cyanoptera), a hybrid named after our founder, William Brewster. The coloration of this painting by member David A. Sibley reflects that of the holotype at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

video © 2014 Shiloh Schulte, from his presentation Arctic Shorebirds of Coats Island, Canada on November 3, 2014.

Nuttall Ornithological Club

Thomas Nuttall

Founded in 1873, the Nuttall Ornithological Club was the first organization in North America devoted to ornithology. During the Club’s nearly 150 years, its members have included the premier names in the field of ornithology, such as our founder William Brewster, Ludlow Griscom, and Roger Tory Peterson. A primary goal of the club is to publish ornithological literature. Meetings are held monthly at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and feature speakers from all areas of ornithological expertise.

Nuttall Ornithological Club

Meetings

Held monthly at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Guest attendance is by member invitation, or by registering in advance (look for "Guest Attendance" at the top of the page).