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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Field Trip
Friday - Sunday
November 27-29, 2015
Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Wednesday, December 16
Tradition Meets Citizen Science
– History and Trends of the Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 PM Refreshments
7:30 PM Program

Saturday, Nov. 28
10AM to Noon
Sunday, Nov. 29
Noon to 2PM
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

Field Trip
Friday - Sunday, November 27-29, 2015
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Meet at the Joppa Flats Center 1 PM Friday
1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, M
or at the hotel Saturday 6:30 AM
Cape Ann is a peninsula which juts out into the Gulf of Maine just north of Boston. In winter the rocky shores are good for sea watching especially with easterly winds. In winter one can expect to see loons, grebes, Common Eider, Harlequin Ducks, Long-tailed Ducks, Black, Surf, and White-winged Scoters, Great Cormorants, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Purple Sandpipers, Snowy Owls, Snow Buntings and Northern Gannets and if we are lucky King Eiders and Barrow’s Goldeneye.
Details on accommodations and directions

Saturday, November 28
10AM to Noon
Sunday, November 29
Noon to 2 PM
Lenoir Nature Preserve

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tradition Meets Citizen Science
– History and Trends of the Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 PM Refreshments
7:30 PM Program
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. 

Bronx Westchester Christmas Count
Sunday, December 27,2015


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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