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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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Fall Migrants Bird Walk 
Meet us at the Lenoir Nature Preserve
19 Dudley St. Yonkers at 8 
Broad-winged Hawk Migration 9-11 AM

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Lenoir Nature Preserve
September Program
7:00 PM Refreshments
7:30 PM Program

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Lenoir Nature Preserve

    Fall is a great time to begin preparing works for our "Seasons at Lenoir" Art/Photography exhibit to be held during the month of March 2016. Fall asters and pineapple sage are blooming in the Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden and there are many species of butterflies -- including swallowtails, sulphers, skippers, and monarchs -- to be found. Beautiful fall colors will soon be on display throughout the grounds at Lenoir. 
    Hawks and other birds are migrating to their wintering grounds, and there is no better place to view and photograph them than on the meadow overlooking the Hudson River.
    So...... the only criteria for works is that they have Lenoir as their subject or be inspired by Lenoir. 


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 2014!

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, September 19, 2015
Fall Migrants Bird Walk 
Meet us at the Lenoir Nature Center
19 Dudley St. Yonkers at 8 
Broad-winged Hawk Migration 9-11 AM
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Warblers, hawks, and other birds have started to head south. We’ll take a walk around the preserve searching for them. We’ll end up at our hawk watch site at 9 in front of the mansion. We will then search the skies for Broad-wing Hawks that will be making their incredible 4,300 mile migration from North America to South America

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Hawk Watch 10 AM  

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Marine Pollution
Presented by Dr. Judith Weis
What everyone needs to know – not just scientists, 
but students, nature lovers, fisherfolk, divers, and anyone interested in and concerned 
about the environment and the ocean.   Dr. Weis is a member of a 
United Nations Environmental Committee, 
and at the time of this program will have just returned from a conference in Nairobi

7:00 PM Refreshments
7:30 PM Program

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Hawk Day
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
9:00 AM to Noon- Hawk Watch. Look for hawks heading south
1:00 PM - Live Hawks! Meet hawks from Pace.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
The Big Sit
Meet at Lenoir anytime between 8AM and 3PM
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
A great way to enjoy birds without an effort!
The object of the "BIG SIT" is to tally as many bird species as we can in a day from a single position. We'll be out on the Lenoir lawn (at our hawk watch sight) overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Bring a chair, drink and snacks and join us anytime on that day and help us find the birds!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Birds of Paradise
Saul Scheinbach
7:00 PM Refreshments
7:30 PM Program

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Speaker: Walter Chadwick
7:00 PM Refreshments
7:30 PM Program

Wednesday, December 15, 2015
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 PM Refreshments
7:30 PM Program
Tradition Meets Citizen Science
– History and Trends of the Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count
Michael Bochnik, compiler for the last 25 years of the 92 year old count will tell us about the rich history of Christmas Bird Counts, what the numbers mean and how you can help.
This famed Christmas Bird Count, started in 1924 by the Bronx County Bird Club led the way to how counts are done today. It is rich in history, lore, tradition, as well as nearly a century of local wintering bird data. Learn how different the bird life was in our area in the 30’s and 40’s; or the 60’s and 70’s versus today.
Discover what the data shows us about our past and what the future holds.
You will also learn how you can become part of your local bird count. 

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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