our sanctuaries

dogs on leashes onlyDogs on leashes may visit our sanctuaries with their owners. Dogs running loose reduce wildlife habitat quality. Birds and other wildlife see domestic dogs as predators. Wildlife will leave areas frequented by loose dogs. Loose dogs are also at risk for injury from coyotes and other wildlife. Protect your dog and improve wildlife habitat by leashing your dog and reminding others to do the same.

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habitats we protect

Downy Woodpecker. Photo: Corey Finger/10,000 Birds.

Saw Mill River Audubon owns eight sanctuaries protecting over 300 acres of wildlife habitat in Westchester County. People appreciate our sanctuaries as nearby places to connect with nature.

All of our sanctuaries are open to visitors free of charge, seven days a week, dawn to dusk.

Guided Sanctuary Walks! <--temporarily suspended during NY Pause
Every second Saturday, starting 9:00 am from the main parking, join us for a free guided walk at Brinton Brook Sanctuary. We also offer free guided walks at Pruyn Sanctuary once a season. Visit our event calendar for details.

Please contact our office in advance if you want to bring a group to one of our sanctuaries, even if your group will be self-guided. We want to ensure adequate parking and the best experience for your group, i.e. to make sure no other group is also scheduled on your date.

With advance notice, we may be able to provide your group with a guided tour. Even if your group wishes to visit without an Audubon guide, please contact us in advance.

visit our sanctuaries

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Green dots are alternate sanctuary entrances.
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what we do

  • Education

    We offer field trips, workshops & programs to explore birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

  • Sanctuaries

    We protect over 300 acres of wildlife habitat in eight wildlife sanctuaries.

  • Advocacy

    We advocate on environmental issues with Audubon New York & National Audubon.

for wildlife & people

Explore the beauty and value of our sanctuaries with this five-minute video produced by SMRA Board Members William Kellner and Nina Romanoff through the "Reel Change for Nonprofits" program generously provided by the Jacob Burns Film Center.