Winter Events!

Highlighted winter events from our Winter newsletter.

Please note: visit our Google calendar at for more events, event details, and any schedule changes. Be sure to subscribe to our free, private email list for more details, and early notice of new trips and events, including “pop-up” trips that we may add with a few days notice.

Recurring Events

Every Monday Bird Walks, 8:30 am
Free, guided bird walks at area hotspots.
Meet in main parking at each location.

1st Monday
Muscoot Farm
2nd Monday
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
3rd Monday
Teatown Lake Reservation
4th Monday
Croton Point County Park
5th Monday
Location varies, see Google calendar on SMRA web site.

Every Saturday & Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am
Project FeederWatch

Croton Point Nature Center
Join SMRA volunteers at the Croton Point Nature Center from now until early April as we identify and count birds visiting the bird feeders there. Beginners encouraged. Great opportunity for bird photography as well.

Every Second Saturday, 9:00 am
Guided Hike at Brinton Brook Sanctuary,

Free and open to the public. Good for adults and youth age 6 and older. Meet in main parking area of Brinton Brook Sanctuary. Held snow/rain/shine except if road conditions are unsafe. As for all our events, check our web site Google calendar if weather conditions are uncertain.

Every Third Saturday, 9:30 am – 12 noon
Bird Seed Sale,
Pruyn Sanctuary, Millwood

Our seed shed at the office/garden entrance of Pruyn Sanctuary will be open 3rd Saturdays in the winter and staffed by Audubon volunteers to help your move your seed to your car. Our bird seed sale supports the local conservation work of Saw Mill River Audubon.

12/16/16 update: unfortunately our 3rd Saturday sale in December is cancelled due to weather conditions! We also invite your bird seed purchases during our regular office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please email us or call (914-666-6503) before visiting during the week.

Our bird seed descriptions & prices are available online here:

Public Programs

Monday, December 12, 7:00 pm
Birding in New York City & on Long Island
Chappaqua Library Theatre
Join Authors Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim for a presentation about their new book, “Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island” published earlier this year.

Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm
Get into eBirding!
Teatown Lake Reservation
Join SMRA Executive Director Anne Swaim as she introduces and explores eBird, Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology bird sighting website and app.

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm
Exploring Gaspé Peninsula
Teatown Lake Reservation
Charlie Roberto will introduce us to the Gaspé Peninsula in Québec including images from our 2016 trip.

Special Event!

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest!
Saw Mill River Audubon is honored to partner, once again, with Teatown in the annual EagleFest. We will sponsor warming tents at the Croton boat ramp and George’s Island again, lead bird walks in the main event area inside Croton Point, and provide volunteer birders at the Croton boat ramp and George’s Island to help visitors spot eagles.

Many other activities all day long! Snow date: Sunday February 12. You don’t want to miss this special winter event!

For EagleFest info, including reservations for some events once they are posted, visit

More winter events & details at

Photo credit: Birders of all ages at Muscoot Farm, 1st Monday walk, Anne Swaim

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