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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Baby - It's Hot Outside


Bronx Westchester
Christmas Bird Count
December 26,2016


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

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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, November 30th, 2016
Status of Wood Thrush in Rockefeller State 
Park Preserve
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
Even if we can’t identify it by name, many of us ae familiar with the haunting flute-like song of the wood thrush. Rockefeller State Park has been designated an Important Bird Area, in part because of the breeding population of this declining migratory species. But do straight numbers of breeding birds tell the whole story? How do they currently use the habitat and how might we better manage for their breeding success? 
Dr. Elijah Goodwin of Whimbrel Nature will present preliminary results from his first two years of a multi-year study of wood thrush productivity on Preserve Lands. What have we learned so far from the wood thrushes, what can they tell us about the health of our forest, and where do we go from here?

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Croton Point Park
Meet at 8 AM in the large parking lot
We will search the meadow for American Pipit and other grassland birds such as Savannah Sparrows and Eastern Meadowlark. American Tree Sparrow should be common along the wooded edges. This will be a long walk with hills as we circle the meadow.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
 Host - Sandy Prosnitz
Lenoir Nature Preserve

Sunday, December 4, 2016
 Host - Jackie Bruskin
Lenoir Nature Preserve

Saturday, December 17, 2016
 Host - Carol Lange
Lenoir Nature Preserve

Sunday, December 18, 2016
 Host - Sandy Prosnitz
Lenoir Nature Preserve

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
The Artist, the Musician, and the Birds of America
by Fred Baumgarten

Lenoir Nature Preserve

7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
Anthony Philip Heinrich is a little-known 19th century American composer whose life is closely  Intertwined with that of John J. Audubon – so much so that he is buried with the Audubon family in New York City. His music drew inspiration from the wilderness and wild birds of the continent.
Recently new examples of Heinrich’s work were discovered, including one specifically dedicated to Audubon. Learn about this unlikely and unusual connection, with images provided by Audubon and music by Heinrich. 
Presenter: Fred Baumgarten, Director of Foundations, Government, and Corporate Relations, Sarah Lawrence College

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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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