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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.

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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Pine Siskins. Photo: Brownstone Birding

seasonal focus:
winter finches!

Seed eating birds from Canada and northern United States have periodic "irruptions," seasonal movements south depending on the evergreen cone crops in the north. The winter finch forecast for Winter 2016-2017 suggests that Westchester County birders may see more northern finches this winter including Pine Siskins (pictured here).