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, August 25, 2018
Marshlands Conservancy
7 AM – Meet at Marshlands Nature Center
We will walk to Parson’s Point looking for the first fall migrants, then shorebirds on the incoming tide.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
7 AM Walter Chadwick Memorial Bird Walk
Meet at the Nature Center. We will look for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and nature. 
10 AM Broad-winged Hawk Migration 
We will search the skies for Broad-wing Hawks that will be making their 4,300 mile migration to South America

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Hawk Watch 
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet at 10 AM behind the Lenoir Mansion

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Tibbett’s Brook Park
7 AM Fall Foliage and Bird Walk 
Late fall migrant bird walk around the two lakes in full autumn color.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Hawk Watch 
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet at 10 AM behind the Lenoir Mansion

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Hawk Day
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Hawk Watch on lawn
1:00 PM - Live Hawks! Meet hawks from Pace.
3:00 PM – Butterfly Walk. Learn about the incredible journey of the Monarch Butterfly

Saturday, October 13, 2018
The Big Sit and 10 AM Lenoir Hawk Watch 
Meet at Lenoir Nature Preserve behind the Lenoir Mansion anytime between 8AM and 3PM
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!

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Hawk Watch 
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet at 10 AM behind the Lenoir Mansion

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Jones Beach – Late Fall Migrants
Meet at 8AM at the Coast Guard Station in West End II
This is a good time for a rarity or a western stray to show up. A variety of bird should be seen from seabirds, ducks, hawks, shorebirds and late land migrants.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Pelham Bay Park
Meet at 8 AM in the far left corner or the large parking lot. We will search the woods for Fox Sparrows and the sound for waterfowl.

Sunday, December 23, 2018
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 

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
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 23,2019

Saturday May 5, 2019 
Richard W DeKorte Park

Sunday May 13, 2019 
Mother’s Day Warbler Walk


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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