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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2014 Newsletter

Lenoir Hawk Watch

Fall Equinox Festival
Saturday September 20

President's Message

Letter to the Commissioner of Westchester County Park
regarding nature preserve curators
(pdf file)


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 2014!

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

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Fall Migrants Bird Walk
Meet us at the Lenoir Nature Center
19 Dudley St. Yonkers at 8 AM 
Warblers, hawks, and other birds have started to head south. We’ll take a leisurely walk around the preserve searching for them. We’ll end up at our hawkwatch site in front of the mansion and search the skies for more migrants.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Bird Medicine: the Sacred Power of Bierd Shamanism 
By Evan Pritchard
Author, teacher of Native American Studies, and Director of Algonquin Culture. 
Evan Pritchard, descendant of the Mi’kmaq people, will explore the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture.
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Broad-winged Hawk Migration
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Meet us behind the Lenoir Mansion at 9AM
Broad-wing Hawks will be making their incredible 4,300 mile migration from North America to South America. At peak times 100’s to 1000’s can pass by hawk watches in a day at this time of the year.

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
Family Hawk Day
9:00 to 12:00 Hawk Watch
1:00 PM - Jim Eyring, Master Falconer - Live Hawk Program
Lenoir Nature Preserve

Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Big Sit
Meet at Lenoir anytime between 8AM and 3PM
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
A great way to enjoy birds without an effort!
The object of the "BIG SIT" is to tally as many bird species as we can in a day from a single position. We'll be out on the Lenoir lawn (at our hawk watch sight) overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Bring a chair, drink and snacks and join us anytime on that day and help us find the birds!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Big Island Birds
By Dr. Saul Scheinbach
Past President &Vice President HRAS, Columnistor the “Rivertown Naturalist” (“Science Watch”)
This talk will focus on the native birds of the Big Island, Hawaii, the youngest and largest island of chain of Hawaiian Islands, describing them and the challenges they face from human encroachment.
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Galapagos: The Enchanted Isles
By Fran Greenberg
Treasurer, HRAS, 
Fran Greenberg will document her recent trip to her “Garden of Eden” with a presentation that includes photos and underwater videos.
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Saturday December 2014
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Details TBA
The Riverview
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count
A census of birds in the area. Help gather information on local bird populations in the 90th year of the count.
There is no particular meeting place for this event. Different groups of volunteers start at various locations throughout southern Westchester and the Bronx and canvas their area for birds. For more information, call the Count Compiler, Michael Bochnik at 237-9331, or visit


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

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