Chapter Meetings, Field Trips and Programs
October 20, 2018
Lenoir Nature Preserve
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet at 10 AM behind the Lenoir Mansion
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Birding the Hudson Valley- Author Talk & Book Launch
2 PM -3:30 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, New York 10514
Albany County resident Kathryn Schneider, former president of the NYS Ornithological Association will be releasing her new book "Birding the Hudson Valley," this fall. More than just a collection of bird-finding tips, this book explores Hudson Valley history, ecology, bird biology, and tourism. It describes sites in every county in the region. Join us as we meet Kathryn Schneider and listen to this exciting lecture.
October 24, 2018
Birding Pelham Bay and City Island
Lenoir Nature Preserve
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program
Jack Rothman, well-known to local birders,
leads walks in the Pelham area, maintains a popular website
(www.cityislandbirds.com) and is an entertaining speaker
His talk will cover local birds and birders with a focus on owls.
Pelham is known as the best areas for finding winter owls.
Join us for this enjoyable and informative program.
November 3, 2018
Jones Beach – Late Fall Migrants
Meet at 8AM at the Coast Guard Station in West End II
This is a good time for a rarity or a western stray to show up. A
variety of bird should be seen from seabirds, ducks, hawks,
shorebirds and late land migrants.
December 8, 2018
Pelham Bay Park
Meet at 8 AM in the far left corner or the large parking lot.
We will search the woods for Fox Sparrows and the sound for
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Peekskill Christmas Bird Count
Michael could use some volunteers to help cover the landfill at Croton Point Park. Meet at the main lot at 9 AM and be prepared for a long possibly icy walk.
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
Hudson River Audubon will gather a small group at 10 AM in Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers to cover that park.
People with feeders can also help by counting their birds in their backyard. See the website for details.
Saturday, January 26, 2018
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Meet at 9 AM at the refuge. We will walk the 1.7-mile loop around the newly fixed West Pond for waterfowl such as Snow Geese and the bay for grebes and loons. Then search the revitalized gardens for some half hardy winter birds and maybe a Boat-tailed Grackle. We can then stop for pizza at New Park Pizza in Howard Beach