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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Who Killed the Carolina Parakeet

  How the Monarch Butterfly Became a Poison Pill

Spring Luncheon
Saturday, April 18th
Pastina’s Ristorante
155 S Central Ave. Hartsdale, NY 10530
12:30 until 3:30pm
$35.00 per person
Cash bar. Guests are welcome. Bring your friends. 
Checks will be returned

 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


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Community Ecology of Ants within Van Cortlandt Park: 
Species Diversity, Nutrition and Behavior 
Presented by Alex Byrne 
Alex Byrne is The Field Scientist and Research Coordinator for theVa  Cortlandt Park Alliance. As a Community Ecologist, Alex has worked on projects ranging from frog communities of Adirondack ponds, the influence of climate change on dragonflies and the water quality of urban ecosystems. For the past 8 years Alex has shifted focus to terrestrial insects, conducting one of the largest insect inventories ever done within a NYC park. Alex will discuss ongoing efforts to understand the diversity of ant species found within Van Cortlandt Park with an emphasis on habitat selection, morphology and behavior. Special attention will be paid to those ants that interact with birds in the park.Join us for a presentation on the community ecology of the little things that run the world, Ants!
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program 

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Jones Beach – Early Spring Arrivals
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.

Spring Luncheon
Saturday, April 18th
Pastina’s Ristorante
155 S Central Ave. Hartsdale, NY 10530
12:30 until 3:30pm
Celebrate Earth Day and the return of spring. 
* Delicious food * Good company * Door prizes * Fun Games * Great Speaker /Informative Program 
Join your friends and neighbors to welcome spring. Following lunch Michael Bochnik will present an upbeat program focusing on success stories related to endangered species. He will highlight how the Endangered Species Act has successfully protected and brought back some of our most familiar species.
The Luncheon will take place at Pastina’s Ristorante, in Hartsdale, known for its excellent food. Cost is still only
$35.00 per person. Cash bar. Guests are welcome. Bring your friends. 
Reservations are required.
Complete the Reservation Form and mail with your check by April 8th .
Checks will be returned

Saturday April 25, 2020
Nature Study Woods
Meet at 8 AM at entrance along Webster Avenue at Flandreau Ave in New Rochelle at 8:00 a.m. (~ 806 Webster Ave). We will explore this local park for early spring migrants. Black-and White, Pine, Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers should be seen. Paths may be muddy.

Saturday, May 2 2020
The Great Swamp, New jersey
Meet at 8 AM at the Wildlife Observation center lot at 220 Long Hill Road, Gillette, NJ. This large refuge, about 90 minutes from Westchester has a mix of forest, fields and wetlands. Early spring birds should include Wood Duck, Eastern Phoebe, Swamp Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, and both orioles. If the water is high, expect to see some snakes in the bushes!

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Cranberry Lake Preserve Morning Bird Walk
Meet at 8:00AM to look for early spring migrants such as Nashville arbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and more.

Saturday, May 9 2010
Sterling Forest
Meet at the end of Ironwood Road at 8 AM
Sterling Forest is home to a number of breeding Golden-winged Warblers. One the best places to start is at the end of Ironwood Road. Other birds we may encounter include Alder Flycatcher, Cerulean Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Ticks can be plentiful so make sure to spray and check yourself after our walk.

Sunday May 10, 2020
Mother’s Day Warbler Walk
Lenoir Nature Preserve 10 AM
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet us for our 28th year of this Audubon tradition. Spring migrants will be searched for; followed by refreshments at the nature center.

Saturday, May 16, 2020
Bird like crazy in Westchester County to raise money for our chapter. Details to follow.

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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