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connecting people & nature since 1953

We are a friendly community of people who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Our 1,100+ members are drawn from northwestern Westchester County, New York and beyond. All share a common desire to learn more about birds and other wildlife, and a common belief in the importance of preserving and protecting wildlife habitats. We hope you’ll browse through our upcoming events and join us for a field trip, workshop or community program.

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what we do

  • Education

    We offer field trips, workshops & programs to explore birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

  • Sanctuaries

    We protect more than 300 acres of wildlife habitat in eight sanctuaries.

  • Advocacy

    We advocate on environmental issues with Audubon New York & National Audubon.

  • Bird Seed Sale

    Support our local conservation work through our annual bird seed sale.

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Blackburnian Warbler: Kyle Bardwell
Least Sandpiperr. Photo: Robert Lewis

seasonal focus:
shorebirds!

Westchester County sits in the middle of the Atlantic Flyway: a migration path along the Atlantic Coast. With the Hudson River and Long Island Sound on either side of the county, thirty-nine species of shorebirds have been sighted in Westchester. Shorebirds can be as small as Least Sandpipers, pictured here, not much larger than a sparrow and the smallest shorebird in the world. Least Sandpipers are often spotted in spring and fall at Croton Point on the Hudson or at Marshlands Conservancy on the Long Island Sound. Starting in mid-July, shorebirds that nested as far north as the Artic will begin moving south through the Hudson Valley.

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