Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester

A New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society  Audubon en Español
Serving the communities of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Yonkers
P.O. BOX 616  Yonkers, New York 10703

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Our mission is to foster protection and appreciation of birds, other wildlife and habitats, and to be an advocate for a cleaner, healthier environment.

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 March/April 2017 Newsletter

Field Trip
Friday to Monday, 
April 28 – May 1, 2017
The Delmarva Peninsula
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Field Trips  

Lenoir Nature Preserve

Lenoir Hawk Watch

Lenoir Butterfly Garden

History of Lenoir

Westchester County Bird Checklist

Where to Bird in Westchester

Annotated List of Rare Sightings for
Westchester County

Guía a las Aves del Condado de Westchester

Audubon en Español

Where to Bird Outside Westchester

Bronx Westchester Christmas Count

Project FeederWatch

Member Photos

Trip Reports

Yonkers Bird List Updated for 2016!

Yonkers Butterfly Checklist

Yonkers Dragonfly List

Volunteer Opportunities

Board Members and Committees

In the Wild ... - Articles from our
newsletter by Mary Harrington

2001 Resolution Declaring Lenoir a Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary


Upcoming Chapter Meetings, Field Trips and Programs

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Butterflies in My Backyard
Victor DeMasi
Wetland Conservation Officer, Redding CT.; 
Curatorial Affiliate, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Ct.
Lenoir Nature Preserve
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
Refreshments at 7pm; Program at 7:30pm
"This presentation will provide a delightful reminder of high summertime in some cool weather!" says Victor DeMassi Victor is responsible for preserving butterflies at the Peabody Museum and his presentation includes a spectacular display of specimens from the museum. He has traveled extensively with his photographer wife, Roanna, and studied butterflies in North and South America. His mark-recapture studies with swallowtail butterflies was recently cited in the book, "Swallowtails of the Americas," 
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Meet at the Refuge at 8 AM
Late wintering ducks and possible Barn Owl

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Host -
Jackie Bruskin
Time -
2PM to 4 PM

Lenoir Nature Preserve

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Host -
Ruth Deford
Time - 10 AM to Noon
Lenoir Nature Preserve
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Annual Luncheon

Saturday, April 22, Noon
The Riverview
1 Warburton Ave
Talk on Trinidad. Trinidad is home to a remarkable variety of birds and animals.
Above, the Trinidad Piping Guan, one of perhaps 400 remaining.
It’s one of the many unusual sightings a group of HRAS travelers
saw in Trinidad last April. In the Caroni Swamp, we witnessed the
sunset roosting of thousands of Scarlet Ibis, their color intensified
by the setting sun. Sitting on the veranda of the Asa Wright Nature
Center — sometimes with our cameras, sometimes with a rum
punch — we saw over 10 species of hummingbirds. The beaches
were nesting sights of the endangered Leatherback Turtle. They
were seen and photographed by our group.
Buffet luncheon
RSVP by April 15
Write check to HRAS
And mail to
HRAS, P.O. Box 616,
Yonkers, NY 10703

Friday to Monday, April 28 – May 1, 2017
The Delmarva Peninsula
Drive down Thursday to Cambridge, MD
Friday – Blackwater NWR, MD
Saturday – Chincoteaue NWR, VA
Sunday – Milburn landing SP, MD
Monday – Bombay Hook NWR, DE
We’ll visit Delmarva – DELaware, MARyland and VirginiA to search for American Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Red-headed Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Prothonotary and Yellow-throated Warblers.
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Mike and Kelli's Honeymoon

Mike and Kelli's Adventures

Citi and Shea (Penguins)

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Hudson River Audubon Society
P.O. BOX 616
Yonkers, New York 10703
Telephone (914) 237-9331

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