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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2014 Newsletter

Lenoir Hawk Watch

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Big Island Birds
By Dr. Saul Scheinbach
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 pm Refreshments
7:30 pm Program

President's Message

Letter to the Commissioner of Westchester County Park
regarding nature preserve curators
(pdf file)


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

Lenoir Hawk Watch
Continues through October when 
volunteers are available and weather permitting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Big Island Birds
By Dr. Saul Scheinbach
Past President &Vice President HRAS, Columnistor the “Rivertown Naturalist” (“Science Watch”)
This talk will focus on the native birds of the Big Island, Hawaii, the youngest and largest island of chain of Hawaiian Islands, describing them and the challenges they face from human encroachment.
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

October 25 & 26, 2014
Cape May, New Jersey


     Hudson River Audubon is doubling its effort to convince Westchester County to hire a full time curator for the Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers. The county has failed to replace this position when Lea Cullen retired. The maintenance of the preserve and the safety of its patrons rely on this position.
You can help.
     Please send a post card like the one below to the County Executive and your local County Legislator.

Dear County Executive,
     I am asking that the Lenoir Nature Center in Yonkers be staffed with a full time curator.
     Lenoir Preserve serves a large percent of the county’s population, and is the only one in southern Westchester. The Curator acts as the facility manager much in the way one would at any other parks facility. They are responsible for park maintenance, building maintenance, programming, and natural resource management.
     We urge you to fill this Curator position as this facility manager is essential to the continued health of Lenoir Preserve.


You can also e-mail him at
And you can find you legislator at

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Galapagos: The Enchanted Isles
By Fran Greenberg
Treasurer, HRAS, 
Fran Greenberg will document her recent trip to her “Garden of Eden” with a presentation that includes photos and underwater videos.
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers
8 AM at the Flag Pole
Late Fall migrants and waterfowl

Saturday December 6, 2014
Annual Holiday Luncheon
he Riverview
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

One Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson
Handicap access may be limited (Stairs
Bernie Wides
Pterosaurs:Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
$35.00 per person
Seating arrangement is on a first come basis
Checks for reservations must be received by Nov 26 to:
Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester

Sunday, December 28, 2014
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

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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