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connecting people & nature since 1953

We are a friendly community of people who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Our 1,000 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.

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American Robin bathing. Photo: SMRA/Sue O'Rourke.

seasonal focus:
bird songs

Bird songs fill our neighborhoods in spring. While there may be only a dozen different bird sounds in early April, there can be more than 30 birds singing early morning by late May. What changed? Most of the birds we hear singing in the spring are neotropical migrants that spend the winter far to our south in Central and South America and return here to nest. Songs are how these birds establish their territory for nesting. (These same birds also have a variety of calls made year-round.) American robins are the most widespread songbird in our area. Listen and look for singing birds in your neighborhood. Come along with us on a birding field trip to learn spring bird songs. Check out the links below for more about bird song: