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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  Hudson River             Beverly Smith
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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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The Big Sit
(article Hank Weber wrote about The Big Sit originally published in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Bird Watchers Digest magazine)

Beverly Smith Memorial Fund

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

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

Member Photos

Trip Reports

Yonkers Bird List Updated for 2018!

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, October 20, 2018
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Hawk Watch 
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.

Wednesday, 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 
( 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.

Saturday, 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.

Saturday, 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 waterfowl.

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.

Sunday, December 23, 2018
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


Mike and Kelli's Honeymoon

Mike and Kelli's Adventures

Citi and Shea (Penguins)

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

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