Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
2018 - 2019

    Outdoor activities such as birding and hiking with a group are a wonderful way to share your interests with like-minded people to learn more about nature, and to enjoy many preserves and natural areas.

    Hudson River Audubon Society field trips are free. Non-members/ newcomers are welcome and are encouraged to join us as members ($20 introductory offer). 

    Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Some are available for loan for those who need them. Dress appropriately for the weather. For more information call Michael Bochnik at (914) 237-9331. 
    Directions for most trips can be found links below.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
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

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge and Shinnecock Inlet
2595 Noyack Rd, Sag Harbor, NY
Meet at the refuge at 9AM
Handfeed chickadees, titmice, nuthatches and more. Then we’ll visit the inlet and Dune Road for winter birds and maybe a Snowy Owl or American Bittern. All day trip.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Jones Beach, West End II
Meet at 9 AM at the Coast Guard Station parking lot.
The first American Oystercatchers, Piping Plovers and Eastern Phoebes should be in. Winter waterfowl will still be present along with the first Osprey and Great Egrets 

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Cranberry Lake Bird Walk
1609 Old Orchard St, West Harrison
Meet at 9 AM
The first spring warblers should be in as we explore this 190-acre park. Within the preserve are a variety of habitats including a four-acre lake, cliffs and scrubland, mixed hardwood forest, vernal pools, and a swamp. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Richard W DeKorte Park
1 DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst, NJ
Meet at 8 AM
Part of the New Jersey Meadowlands. This 640-acre park features a landscaped capped landfill and trails that take visitors out into wildlife observation areas and bird blinds. It also includes the Meadowlands Environment Center, which contains informative exhibits on the Meadowlands and its ecology. 

Sunday May 12, 2019
Mother’s Day Warbler
Meet at 10 AM
Lenoir Nature Preserve
19 Dudley Street Yonkers
Join us for our yearly Audubon tradition. Spring migrants will be searched for; followed by refreshments at the nature center.

Saturday May 18, 2019


Directions to Lenoir:

From Saw Mill River Pkwy: Exit at Exit 9, Executive Blvd. Take Executive Blvd. to North Broadway and turn right. Go 1/4 mile and turn left onto Dudley Street. Lenoir's parking lot is on the left.
By Bus: Take the # 6 along North Broadway to Dudley Street, one stop north of Executive Blvd

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