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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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Blackburnian Warbler. Photo: SMRA/Kyle Bardwell

seasonal focus: warblers!

North American wood warblers come in a rainbow of colors with a wide variety of songs and calls. They pour through the Hudson Valley in spring and fall on their long journeys between their winter territories as far south as Central & South America and their northern nesting grounds. Several species nest here in Westchester including American Redstart, Black-and-White Warblers, and the abundant Yellow Warblers. A special treat is viewing a more uncommon warbler like this beautiful Blackburnian Warbler photographed at Croton Point Park by Kyle Bardwell in May, 2016. Below are links for more info about warblers: