Public Programs

Listed below are special in-person programs and upcoming Zoom programs. If registration is required, click on image or text link for more information and to make your reservation.

In-Person Programs


Welcome to Spring Dinner
Community Potluck at Mariandale
Sunday, March 24, 2024

 [Reservations here]
Our annual spring gathering! We will enjoy another community potluck at the Mariandale Conference Center. Our keynote speaker will be Heather Wolf, author of Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are. Space limited and we have sold out past dinners. Reserve your spot here:

SMRA Zoom Programs

Click on any event image below to get the Zoom link and email reminder. After you register, look for a confirmation email via EventBrite with the Zoom link.  If you do not receive a confirmation from EventBrite, check your spam/trash folders and, as needed, email our office for the Zoom link. You will also receive at least one reminder email before the program with the Zoom link.

Connections between Shorebirds, Horseshoe Crabs and Us:
Author Deborah Cramer
Thursday, February 29, 2024

7:00 pm via Zoom [Register here]

Deborah Cramer (Author of The Narrow Edge) explores the connections between our health and the health of shorebirds and horseshoe crabs.
Register for Zoom link and reminders:

Deborah Cramer traveled from the tip of South America up into the Arctic, accompanying a shorebird – the Red Knot – along one of Earth’s longest avian migrations. Along the way, she witnessed the birds’ extraordinary relationship with an ancient animal, the horseshoe crab. Join Deborah to explore how our health and the health of shorebirds and horseshoe crabs are intertwined, and the importance of New York’s tidal bays to this story.

Deborah is the author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and An Epic Journey, which received the Best Book Award from the U.S. National Academies of Science and the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. She lives on a tidal creek in Massachusetts where each year she awaits the arrival of migrating shorebirds. Perhaps you have read her articles in Audubon, heard her on NPR, or seen her essays in the New York Times.

Programs Hosted by Others
Co-Sponsored by SMRA

Below are programs that are Zoom-hosted by others and co-sponsored by SMRA including additional programs Zoom-hosted by local libraries with content from Saw Mill River Audubon.

Recurring Zoom Event

To join the twice-monthly Bird Chats, request a personalized Zoom link.