Fall 2019 Programs

Saw Mill River Audubon connects you with free, intriguing and engaging evening programs every month between September and June.  We offer our programs at different locations across our membership area. Here is our line up of programs for Fall 2019.

Thursday, September 19, 7:00pm
Exploring Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Croton Free Library

Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge protects over 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh, and maritime forest on Assateague Island and other barrier islands on the coast of Maryland and Virginia. Chincoteague is famous for the wild Chincoteague ponies and its beautiful beaches as well as its abundant bird life.

Bill and Carolyn Golden will be presenting their photographs of the birds from the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. They have spent the last 14 years living in Virginia as well as Westchester County. Their dual residency has enabled them to photograph a great number of the birds that inhabit and migrate through the preserve.

[Note: SMRA is planning a five-day coastal birding trip in October including a visit to Chincoteague NWR! Contact our office for details: office@sawmillriveraudubon.org ]

Venue
Croton Free Library
171 Cleveland Drive
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Thursday, October 17,
7:00 pm
Birds and Beasts of the Galapagos & the Rainforests of Ecuador
Croton Free Library

SMRA members Lynn and John Salmon spent June 2019 hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, cruising and photographing the Galapagos, the Andean cloud forest and the Amazonian rainforest of Ecuador. Come see their photos of boobies, tortoises, iguanas, hummingbirds, anteaters, monkeys and other wildlife. Hear tales of Darwin’s finches, giant daisies, volcanoes, whales, sea lions, and even a real-life murder mystery in the Enchanted Islands.

Venue
Croton Free Library
171 Cleveland Drive
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Thursday, November 7,
7:00 pm
New York
Breeding Bird Atlas
Millwood Fire Station

How are New York birds doing? What might we learn about changes to habitat and climate by surveying breeding birds in New York State? Starting in 2020, New York will be among the first states to conduct a third breeding bird atlas. Learn how you can join with birders across the Empire State in this five-year community science project in a presentation by Atlas Project Coordinator Julie Hart.

PROGRAM SPACE NOTE
Please look for Audubon signs at the Millwood Fire Station guiding you to park in the rear of the building and then walk around building to enter at the main entrance. The program room is upstairs with elevator or stairs access.

More about this program
In the early 1980s, New York was one of the first states to undertake a Breeding Bird Atlas project, mapping the distribution of the more than 250 species of birds that nest in the state. The second Atlas project, named “Atlas 2000,” began 20 years later. During Atlas 2000, field observers spent five years visiting all habitat types in all corners of the state and recorded evidence of breeding for as many species as possible. From 2000 to 2005, more than 1,200 people submitted over 500,000 observations and spent about 155,000 hours in the field. Learn more about New York’s Breeding Bird Atlas history and how to get involved in the third atlas here: https://ebird.org/atlasny/aboutmore details»copy to my calendar

Venue
Millwood Fire Station
100 Millwood Road
Millwood, New York 10546