From Ellen Heidelberger of Saw Mill River Audubon:
“Saturday, April 25, 2:00–4:00 pm at Ossining Public Library
Workshop: Birding for Beginners
This Saw Mill River Audubon workshop will introduce you to the birds found in your neighborhood and help you identify them by sight and song. Workshop participants will each receive a basic birding kit including a CD of common bird songs. Materials fee is $25/person. Ages 10 and up. Space limited. Pre-registration is required with payment by April 20. To register, call Saw Mill River Audubon’s office at 914.666.6503 or visit www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/birding <http://www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/birding>
Monday, April 27, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at Hook Mountain, Nyack
Field Trip: Spring Hawk Migration
Welcome the hawks back from their winter travels as they pass by Hook Mountain in nearby Nyack, NY. Bring binocular and lunch. Meet at the Rockland Lake State Park Golf Course clubhouse. Suggested donation $5/person. For more information, call Saw Mill River Audubon’s office at 914.666.6503.
Saturday, May 2, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at Hook Mountain, Nyack
Field Trip: Spring Hawk Migration
For those who can’t see the hawks on a weekday, here’s your weekend opportunity to witness vernal hawk migrations at Hook Mountain. Bring binocular and lunch. Meet at the Rockland Lake State Park Golf Course clubhouse. Suggested donation $5/person. For more information, call Saw Mill River Audubon’s office at 914.666.6503.
Saturday, May 9, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Starting at the SMRA Office at Pruyn Sanctuary, Chappaqua
Saw Mill River Watershed Birding Big Day
Join Saw Mill River Audubon for a bird census across the Saw Mill River watershed, starting at the headwaters of the river at Pinecliff Sanctuary. To register, call Saw Mill River Audubon’s office at 914.666.6503.
Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 am at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Tarrytown
Early AM Bird Walk
Great spot for spring migrants! Meet Saw Mill River Audubon in the main parking area of Rockefeller State Park. Bring binocular. No pre-registration necessary.
Saturday, May 16, 6:30 am at Bear Mountain State Park
Bird Walk: Doodletown and Iona Island
Doodletown is an “Important Bird Area,” a significant location for the health of bird populations, and offers great spring birding. Meet at the pull-over parking by Iona Island. To register, call Saw Mill River Audubon’s office at 914.666.6503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation $5/person.
Sunday, May 31, 9:00 am at Brinton Brook Sanctuary, Croton on Hudson
Trees for Tribs: Tree Planting at Brinton Brook
Your help is needed! Saw Mill River Audubon needs as many willing hands as possible to plant trees and shrubs along Brinton Brook. Bring a group! This is part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program known as “Trees for Tribs” (tribs” as in tributaries). “Trees for Tribs” is providing native trees and shrubs for streambed or riparian buffer planting and restoration in the Hudson River Estuary watershed. Plantings will help stabilize erosion, filter runoff, and improve water quality in our community. You can make a difference! For more information and to register, call Saw Mill River Audubon’s office at 914.666.6503.
# # #
Saw Mill River Audubon is dedicated to conserving natural ecosystems through education, advocacy, and stewardship of sanctuaries. It owns and manages eight sanctuaries and serves more than 25 communities near the Saw Mill River—from Peekskill to Tarrytown—including Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining, Chappaqua, and Pleasantville. For sanctuary maps and membership and volunteer information call 914.666.6503 or visit www.sawmillriveraudubon.org <http://www.sawmillriveraudubon.org> .
275 Millwood Road Chappaqua, NY 10514 914.666.6503 www.sawmillriveraudubon.org <http://www.sawmillriveraudubon.org>
Fax: 914.666.7430 Email: email@example.com
Saw Mill River Audubon