Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
2017 - 2018

    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, September 16, 2017
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
8 AM Walter Chadwick Memorial Nature Walk
Meet at the Nature Center. We will look for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and nature. We’ll end up at our hawk watch site at 10 in front of the mansion
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, October 7, 2017
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
The BIG SIT and Hawk Watch 
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet at 10 AM behind the Lenoir Mansion
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 28, 2017
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
Hawk Watch 

19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet at 10 AM behind the Lenoir Mansion

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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 2, 2017
Croton Point Park
Meet at 8 AM in the large parking lot 
We will search the meadow for American Pipit and other grassland birds.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
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 27, 2018
Pelham Bay Park
Meet at Pelham Bay Park at 8 AM; far left corner of the Orchard Beach parking lot.
Pelham Bay Park is known for its wintering owls, uch as Northern Saw-whet, Great Horned, and Long-eared. We will also search the woods and water for winter birds. American Wigeon, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser should be in the bays.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Evening Timberdoodle Walk
6 PM Croton Point Park Ball Field
Look for displaying American Woodcocks

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Jones Beach – Early Spring Arrivals
Meet at 8AM at the Coast Guard Station in West End II
 A variety of birds should be seen from seabirds, ducks, hawks, shorebirds and early land migrants.

Saturday April 28, 2018
Nature Study Woods
Meet at 8 AM at entrance along Webster Avenue at Flandreau Ave at 8:00 a.m. (~ 806 Webster Ave)
Local early spring migrants

Friday to Sunday, May 4 – May 6, 2018
The Delmarva Peninsula
Drive down Thursday to Cambridge, MD
Friday – Blackwater NWR, MD
Saturday – Chincoteaue NWR, VA
Sunday – Milburn landing SP, MD and Bombay Hook NWR, DE
We’ll visit Delmarva – DELaware, MARyland and VirginiA to search for American Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Red-headed Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Prothonotary and Yellow-throated Warblers.
Details on accommodations, full itinerary and directions.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Bird like crazy in Westchester County to raise money for our chapter. Details to follow.

Sunday May 13, 2018
Mother’s Day Warbler Walk
Lenoir Nature Preserve 8 AM
19 Dudley St. Yonkers 
Meet us for our 25th year of this Audubon tradition. Spring migrants will be searched for; followed by refreshments at the nature center.

Saturday June 23, 2018
Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
Meet at the refuge at 8:00 AM
Grasslands birds such as Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Savannah and Grasshopper Sparrows are expected with the possibility of rarer birds such as Henslow’s Sparrow and Dickcissel.

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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