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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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

Trip Reports

Yonkers Bird List Updated for 2021!

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 June 19, 2021 
Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge 
Meet at the refuge at 8:00 AM 
Limited to 12 participants
Participants MUST pre-register, agree to wear masks and maintain 6 ft of social distancing.
Register for field trips by emailing Michael Bochnik at

Our visit may yield grassland species such as Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows. With luck, . Upland Sandpiper, Redheaded Woodpecker, and Henslow's Sparrows.  The refuge entrance is on Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill, NY in Ulster County. Expect a 1-1/2hour drive. Bring water to keep hydrated as there is no shade in the grasslands. For Detailed Directions visit


immature male King and Common Eiders
Member’s Night
Virtual Program
Wednesday, June 23rd
Program 7:30pm
Make your reservations by emailing for a Zoom invitation
Our chapter is blessed with many exceptional nature and bird photographers. 
Once a year we ask all members to share their favorite photos at our annual member’s night. 
This year again we will do it via an on-line digital meeting.
Join us to enjoy again beautiful photos of nature without leaving your home.
If you would like to share your photos, send 5-7 of your best images to Michael Bochnik
Deadline for submitting is June 9th. He will organize all photos into a great evening. 
If you have any  questions, contact him at 914/ 237-9331) 

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

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Page updated: 05/29/21