A project of the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs and the American Museum of Natural History. Maps, sketches. Updates the bible of New York State ornithology, John Bull's 1974 Birds of New York State. The species accounts, contributed by 60-plus individual birders, include information on range, abundance, breeding, occurrence, and remarks about subspecies and records from neighboring states. Several prefatory essays cover New York's physical environment, the role of the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs in conservation efforts, and long-term changes in the birdlife of New York State. Includes some b&w drawings, but not for every bird listed, as well as four color maps. Indexed by scientific and English bird names.