SMRA logo

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.

upcoming events

what's new from our FaceBook feed

Great Spangled Fritillary. Photo: Edward Mertz
Great Spangled Fritillary. Photo: Edward Mertz

seasonal focus:

As the birding gets slower in mid-summer, our attention turns to other colorful flyers: the butterflies! Butterflies, like birds, are indicators of habitat quality and health.

If you want to attract more butterflies, think about choosing native plants that offer flowers with nectar for the adults or leaves to feed and shelter the larval young, i.e. caterpillars. Also consider eliminating the use of harmful pesticides which can kill butterflies and caterpillars.