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.

Programs Field Trips Newsletter ScienceWatch Birding Butterfly Garden Past Features Trip Reports

for e-reminders for upcoming Programs and Field Trips 


Who Killed the Carolina Parakeet

  How the Monarch Butterfly Became a Poison Pill

May ScienceWatch

  Lending a Helping Wing

 May/June Newsletter
On-line Only
No print version will be mailed

 March/April Newsletter

for as little as $20


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

Trip Reports

Yonkers Bird List Updated for 2019!

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


Field Trips and Programs cancelled though June

 May/June Newsletter
On-line Only
No print version will be mailed


Saturday, May 16, 2020
(rain date Sunday May 17)
Bird like crazy in Westchester County to raise money for our chapter.

We cancelled our field trips and programs - BUT not the BIRD-A-THON!
We will still hold our yearly fundraiser, but with social distancing.

Instead of teams trying to find as many bird species in a day - it will now be individuals, couples, or families birding BOTH Westchester and the Bronx. This will give our Bronx members who wish to participate an opportunity bird from their yard or local park if they do not wish to venture too far.

We will compile everyone's list at the end of the day, on Saturday May 16. Email your list to People can bird from 5 PM Friday to 5 PM Saturday.

You can participate in either of two ways; bird like crazy on the 16th, or make a pledge today!

A BIRD-A-THON is like a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon or any other "thon" in that we ask people to pledge X amount of money per lap, mile, or as in our case, bird species seen, within a 24 hour period. We will have bird watchers, keeping social distancing, roaming Westchester and Bronx County to find as many birds as possible. The combined list for the teams should be between 100 to 150 species. Pledges can be given for a flat rate such as $25.00 or you can pledge per species such as 25 cents/bird. If we see 120 species your pledge will come to $30.00. We will send out reminders after the bird-a-thon on how much you pledged.
Thank you for your generous support!


__ I am happy to pledge $ _________ . _______   per species in support of your birdathon.

__ I prefer to pledge the enclosed gift of $ _________ . ____

__ I will give you an additional $ ________ . ___ if someone spots a _____________________________(bird species)


Address: _____________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________

Send to: Hudson River Audubon Society
PO BOX 616
Yonkers, New York 1070


Remember, if you’re not participating; please pledge to the birdathon to make our efforts worth it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Central Park
Presented by Ken Chaya
Ken spent over two and half years walking every acre of Central Park in order to map its many trails, highlight its stunning architecture and landscape features, and most importantly, locate and identify thousands of its magnificent trees. The result was “Central Park Entire,” a profusely illustrated map detailing the park’s varied topography and featuring the location and identification of nearly 20,000 trees and shrubs.
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Saturday & Sunday, May 30, 31, 2020
Bashakill Marsh
An overnight trip to include evening and before dawn birding in search of Common Nighthawks, Whip-poor-wills . Marsh bird such as both species of bittern, Common Gallinule, Sora, Virginia Rail should be present as well as local breeders including Alder Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, waterthrushes and other warblers.

Saturday June 20, 2020
Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
Meet at the refuge at 7:00 AM
Grasslands birds such as Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Savannah and Grasshopper Sparrows are expected with the possibility of rarer birds such as Henslow’s Sparrow and Dickcissel. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Members Night
Members show their best nature photos and videos
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program 




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

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