Central Westchester Audubon Society
Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Purchase, Rye, Rye Brook, Port Chester and White Plains
P.O. Box 359, White Plains, NY 10602
email: webmaster@centralwestchesteraudubon.org
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In Our Current Newsletter

- A New President for CWAS
Our New President's Statement
- What's Going On Outside?
- Our Fall Programs and Field Trips
- A Preview of our 2015 Programs
- Birdathone 2014 Report

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Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, September 17
Ted Gilman
Bird Migration Updates & Perspectives
Presbyterian Church, 39 North Broadway, White Plains, NY (Entrance to parking lot on Barker Ave.)

The birds are on the move, so come learn more about what's happening! Ted Gilman, a well respected naturalist and all around fantastic speaker from Greenwich Audubon, will bring us up to date on what's going on along the Atlantic Flyway, what to keep our eyes open for in the weeks ahead and give us his 'bird's eye view' of the changing landscape for our migratory residents. Ted will also help us understand how climate change is impacting the birds, and the implications of these changes on our natural environment. We hope you can join us for this look at the world around us. We are especially excited not only to be bringing you a program in September but also to be doing so in a new-to-us venue! Please show us your support by migrating over to the White Plains Presbyterian Church. Refreshments served at 7:15 pm. Program at 7:30.

Wednesday, October 22
Walt & Jane Daniels
Walkable Westchester
Presbyterian Church, 39 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

If you are a hiker, just out for a stroll, or bird watching, Westchester is a great place to be. Join Jane and Walt Daniels, Westchester residents who are avid hikers, as they take you on a tour of selected parks around the county. While you view great photographs, listen to stories and tales of some of the 200 parks in the county. Learn who donated land and how parks got their names. The book has a county-wide locator map and GPS coordinates. Copies of the book will be available to purchase. Refreshments served at 7:15. Program at 7:30.

Thursday, November 20, 7:00 PM
Jim Eyring
Presents Live Raptors
Church Street School Gymnasium, 295 Church St., White Plains
im Eyring, Assistant Director of the Pace University Environmental Center in Pleasantville and master falconer, returns with his annual program featuring live owls, hawks and falcons and a free flying demonstration. Jim always presents a fascinating program which mesmerizes children and adults alike.

Thursday, December 4, 7:00 PM
Christmas Bird Count with Mike Bochnik and Owl Prowl with Chris Mignone Marshlands Conservancy
220 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
When was the last time you could say you participated in a tradition which dates back 114 years? Want to learn more? Come join us to hear Mike Bochnik, President of the Hudson River Audubon Chapter, tell us about the local Christmas Bird Counts, what the numbers mean and how you can help. You can learn more about the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, where over 2,300 circles of data are gathered starting in the wee hours of the day. Want to join us on a Count Team? Mike will have all the details for you!

Before settling inside for this exciting discussion, join us for an Owl Prowl! Chris Mignone, our very own CWAS Board member, will lead us out for an opportunity to hear what's calling in the night. Early evening is a great time to hear them calling and if you've never heard an owl in the wild it is a pretty incredible experience. We hope to see you there! Our program will start promptly at 7pm with refreshments available to keep you warm and toasty.

Wednesday, January 21
Film - Birders: The Central Park Effect

Thursday, February 19
Wayne Cahilly – The New Jersey Pine Barrens

Wednesday, March 18
Greenburgh Nature Center – Meet the Animals: A Live animal Program

Wednesday, April 22
Ursula Chance, Sara Katz and Chrissy Word-Founder - Sustaining Wildlife: Creating Pollinator Habitat


Field Trips 2014 15

Trips with Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon - Please Contact Doug Bloom at (914) 834-5203 for info or to register. Meet at Scarsdale Village Hall unless otherwise specified.

September 14, Sunday-Larchmont Reservoir /Hommocks/ Joint with Saw Mill River Audubon - Meet at 8:00 AM at the upper parking lot at reservoir. Will be looking for fall migrants

September 28, Sunday-Lenoir Preserve - Meet at Lenoir at 8:30 AM. Looking for migrating hawks and land birds

October 12, Sunday- Meadowlands - Meet at 7:30 AM at Village Hall. We will be looking for late migrants and possibly some late shorebirds

November 9, Sunday- Read Sanctuary/ Joint with Bedford Audubon - Meet at 8:00 AM at Read which is behind Playland in Rye. We will be looking for late migrants.

December 28, Sunday- Christmas Bird Count - Contact Doug Bloom to Volunteer for this important bird survey. Volunteer for a few hours or all day.

January 11, Sunday- Montauk/ Joint with Saw Mill River Audubon - Meet at 6:30 AM at village hall. Wintering Ducks, and other birds. Possibly Snowy Owls

February 7, Saturday- Eagle Walk Eagle Fest - Meet at Wild Bird Center at 8:00 A for our annual Eagle walk or at Croton Point Park at 8:40 in big parking lot near Gazebo

February 13-16, or 20-22 New Hampshire Coast - Looking for wintering waterfowl (More details to follow)

April 19-Sunday, Sterling Forest - Meet at 7:00 AM at the village hall. We will be looking for early migrants - warblers and other songbirds.

May 3, Sunday- Central Park - Meet at 7:30 AM at 77th street at statue across from Museum of Natural History. Will be looking for spring migrants such as warblers, orioles and others.

May 17, Sunday- Doodletown Road - Meet at 8:00 AM at Doodletown Road. Best place to see Cerulean Warblers nesting and other migrants.




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