Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
2008-2009 

    Hudson River Audubon Society field trips are free. Non-members are welcome on most trips and are encouraged to join us as members ($20 introductory offer). 
    Bring binoculars if you have them. Some are available for loan for those who need them. Dress appropriately for the weather. For more information call Michael Bochnik at (914) 237-9331. 
   
Directions for most trips can be found below.

Sunday, August 31, 2008
Butterflies in our Garden 
Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers
11:00 AM 
Join us for a walk through the Beverley E. Smith Butterfly Garden. Families and beginners welcome. 

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Broad-winged Hawk Migration 

Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Identifying Hawks Overhead program at 8 AM
    Join us as we kick off another season of the Lenoir Hawk Watch located in north Yonkers overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. 
Hawks start their migration south as early as late August and by mid September things really start to pick up. If the conditions are right - North or northwest winds a day or two after a cold front- hundreds, and sometimes thousands of Broad-wing hawks can be seen in a single day. Prolonged wet weather prior to the front also increase numbers
    We will meet at our hawk watch site - behind the Lenoir Mansion on the big lawn by 9 AM. We'll search the skies for migrating hawks. Broad-wings, Osprey, Kestrel, Sharp-shinned Hawk and even a Bald Eagle or two are expected. Bring a lawn chair, snacks and refreshments. Bring binoculars if you have them but some will be available for loan. Hawks are lowest in the sky early in the day. By afternoon they may be numerous, but very high as they form kettles (swirling hawks circling in a rising column of hot air) in groups of 20, 50, or a few hundred!
For more information call Michael Bochnik at 914-237-9331.

Saturday September 27, 2008
Hawk Watch 
Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers9:00 AM 

Sunday, September 28, 2008
Jones Beach and Fire Island Hawk Watch
Meet at the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station (West End II) at 7 AM.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
Hawk Day
Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers9:00 AM Hawk Watch
1:00 PM Live Hawk Talk

Saturday October 11, 2008
Hawk Watch 
Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers9:00 AM 

October 12, 2008
The Big Sit

Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers

Sunday October 12, 2008
The Big Sit
Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday October 18, 2008
Hawk Watch 
Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers
9:00 AM 

Friday October ?? -Sunday October ??
Cape May?

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Rockland Lake
Meet at 8:00 AM in Parking Field 1 (use the north entrance on 9W) 

Sunday December 7, 2008
Jamaica Bay Wildlife refuge
Meet at the refuge at 8:00 AM

Sunday December 14, 2008 New Date
Greenwich Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 20, 2008
Peekskill Christmas Bird Count

Sunday December 28
Bronx-Westchester CBC
There is no meeting place for this event. Teams are set up prior to
start at different locations. 

Sunday January 11 0r 18
New York State Waterfowl Count
Meet at Van Cortlandt Park 7:30 AM

Saturday January 31, 2009
Owl Prowl
Pelham Bay Park
Meet at Pelham Bay Park at 8:00 AM

Saturday February 7, 2009
Croton Point Park
Eaglefest

Directions to Lenoir:

From Saw Mill River Pkwy: Exit at Exit 9, Executive Blvd. Take Executive Blvd. to North Broadway and turn right. Go 1/4 mile and turn left onto Dudley Street. Lenoir's parking lot is on the left.
By Bus: Take the # 6 along North Broadway to Dudley Street, one stop north of Executive Blvd

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