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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January / February
2015 Newsletter
Field Trip
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Jones Beach
8 AM Coast Guard Station lot in West End 

Project FeederWatch
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Sat. Jan. 31
hosts: Stan Cho
Sun., Feb 1 
host: Jackie Bruskin

Bronx Westchester
Christmas Count Results
124 Species 


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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cancelled due to Weather!
The Nature of Yonkers
7:00 PM Refreshments, 7:30 PM Program
Presenter: Walter Chadwick, HRAS Educator, Photographer
Lenoir Nature Preserve
See a Yonkers that most people don't know exists. Yonkers has a variety of habitats -- rivers, forests and more that are home to birds, mammals, insects, and other wild critters. It is the largest city in Westchester County, and you are sure to be surprised to hear about its abundance of wild flora and fauna.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Jones Beach
8 AM Coast Guard Station lot in West End 

Winter birding at the beach can be very rewarding. Snow Buntings, Snowy Owls and Horned Larks can be found on the beach. The ocean can hold grebes, loon and scooters. The rocky jetties may yield Purple Sandpipers and the waters around them Harlequin Ducks and Common Eiders. The bay hosts thousands of Brant and the parking lots might have Iceland and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. The pines in the median may hide Saw-whet Owls and Red-breasted Nuthatches. Dress for cols windy weather. Directions can be found at

Project FeederWatch
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Sat. Jan. 31
hosts: Stan Cho
Sun., Feb 1 
host: Jackie Bruskin

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (Weather permitting)
7:00 PM
Lenoir Nature Preserve
The Labrador Duck, Heath Hen, Carolina Parakeet, and Passenger Pigeon are all extinct and have left a hole in the American landscape and in our collective memory. Moved by their stories, sculptor Todd McGrain set out to bring their vanished forms back into the world by permanently placing his elegant, evocative bronze memorials at the location of each bird's demise. This film tells the story of how these birds came to meet their fate and the journey that led McGrain to their final habitats.

It's time to prepare works that you would like to submit for the March 2015 exhibit. As always, artwork in any media, as well as photographs are welcome.
Works must be inspired by the Lenoir Preserve. There are so many possible subjects -- Lenoir wildlife, gardens, trees, structures, volunteers, staff and visitors involved in activities or just enjoying the serenity -- to name a few.
To have your work(s) included, or if you have any questions, please e-mail Lynn at (Please put "Seasons" on the subject line), or call her at 718-549 2380 before February 23rd. 
Works must be ready for hanging and must be submitted on Saturday,
February 28th between 9:30 AM and 12 PM 
Lenoir Nature Preserve
By Monday, February 23rd Submit name, title of work(s), and media
Saturday, February 28th Submit work between 9:30 AM and 12 PM 
Saturday, March 7th Opening Reception, 11 AM to 2 PM
Gallery Hours Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, March 28th Please pick up works before 1PM

Saturday February 21, 2015
Short-eared Owls of the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
Ulster County

Note: Deep snow at the refuge may cancel this trip.
Meet us at the refuge at 5:00 PM. Up to a dozen Short-eared Owls winter at this former airport. As dusk settles on the refuge the owls come out at start to roam the refuge for prey. Sunset is at 5:40 PM. Before dusk we’ll look for other wintering birds such as Northern Harrier (Marsh Hawk) and Rough-legged Hawk. Dress warm. We will be returning after dark.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Edith G Read Sanctuary, Rye

Meet at the far end of Playland Amusement Park’s parking lot near the lake at 8:00 AM
Winter waterfowl, loons and grebes on the sound, Purple Sandpipers on the jetties and early spring arrivals will be looked for.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Evening Timberdoodle Walk

5:45 PM Croton Point Park Ball Field
Look for displaying American Woodcocks

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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