ATTENTION: Exhibit changeover will be taking place April 15-19. The ground floor of the museum will be impacted but the museum will remain open. Thank you for your patience as we bring you a new exhibition.

Birding RTPI and Beyond

Roger Tory Peterson didn’t invent birdwatching. However, his Field Guide to Birds, first published in 1934, sparked a passion for birds and bird watching throughout the world. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, there are an estimated 45 million birders in the United States, alone.

Are you one of those birders? Would you like to be one?

Experienced or brand new to birds, your birding adventure begins at RTPI. We offer guided bird walks through our nature preserve. Our new Bluebird Trail virtually guarantees lots of up-close looks at eastern bluebirds, the state bird of New York (also of Missouri.)

Inside the museum, we have binoculars and spotting scopes for you to enjoy watching birds at the outdoor feeders in the back courtyard. The Snowy Owl Museum Store is the perfect place to buy your Peterson Field guide — we carry all 65 titles in the famed Peterson Field Guide series, covering topics from birds to plants to insects, fishes and reptiles and more. And, of course, we have lots of great art that draws you deeper into the beauty and wonder of the natural world, inspiring you to head back outside in search of your own nature adventure.

There are amazing birding opportunities throughout Western New York, Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario, part of the Atlantic Flyway. Click on the links below to find scheduled bird walks and other information to help you plan your birding adventures.