UPCOMING:

How to Be a Bird Friendly Neighbor

Wed, May 1, 2019 at 6:30-7:30pm
Florida Public Library
4 Cohen Cir, Florida, New York 10921
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What are the best ways to attract and benefit birds? This multimedia program featuring images, sounds and video of local backyard bird species will help us all become more Bird Friendly at home. Discover the best choices for bird feeders and seed, native plants, water features and bird houses to improve backyard bird habitat.

The Birds and The Seeds: Boosting Biodiversity with Native Plants

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Albert Wisner Public Library
1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY 10990
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In this interactive and engaging workshop, participants will learn about seed saving, increasing biodiversity through native planting and walk away with seed bombs that you make yourself! If you’re interested in growing plants, playing in the dirt and learning about easy ways to make birds come to your yard, then this program is for you! Presented by Kelly Collins, Hopeful Roots LLC

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

Birding Beyond the Backyard

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Chester Public Library
1784 Kings Hwy, Chester, New York 10918
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Do sparrows confuse you? Trouble telling Downy from Hairy? A program for those who enjoy watching birds and want to know more about them. Presenter Jim Van Gelder will cover basics of bird identification along with suggestions for equipment and good local birding spots.

Birding Beyond the Backyard

Wed, April 3, 2019 at 6:30-7:45pm
Midletown Thrall Library
11-19 Depot St., Middletown, NY 10940
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Do sparrows confuse you? Trouble telling Downy from Hairy? This program is for those who enjoy watching birds and want to know more about them. Presented by Jim Van Gelder, seasoned birder and OCAS Field Trip Committee chair, will cover basics of bird identification along with suggestions for equipment and good local birding spots.

A Traveling Journey: Birding in Madagascar

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Moffat Library
6 West Main St., Washingtonville, NY
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Have you seen any couas, vangas, lemurs or baobab forests around here lately? Lee Hunter, Mearns Bird Club member and sociologist, will bring all the unique birds, animals, and habitats of Madagascar right to us when he shares photos from his recent birding trip to this beautiful island off the southeastern coast of Africa.

Bird Houses and More: How to Be a Bird Friendly Neighbor

Thurs, March 7, 2019 at 6:30-7:45pm
Albert Wisner Public Library
1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, New York 10990
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What are the best ways to attract and benefit birds? This multimedia program featuring images, sounds and video of local backyard bird species will help us all become more Bird Friendly at home. Discover the best choices for bird feeders and seed, native plants, water features and bird houses to improve backyard bird habitat. Our speaker is Anne Swaim, Executive Director, Saw Mill River Audubon.

A Traveling Journey: Birding in Beautiful Scotland

Wed., Feb. 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Albert Wisner Public Library, Warwick NY
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Lifelong birder Bill Fiero will share his photo show of the fantastic birds he photographed in Scotland. He is lover of travel, photography and the world of birds.

Winter Bird Identification

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 6:30-7:45pm
Newburgh Free Library
124 Grand St, Newburgh, New York 12550
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Come learn about the birds local to our area in the winter months as well as information about how to become involved in the various citizen science bird counts.

The Annual Christmas Bird Count

Wed, Nov 7 at 6:30-7:45pm
Tuxedo Park Library
227 Route 17, Tuxedo Park, New York 10987
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Join Michael Bochnik, President of the Hudson River Audubon Society, to learn about the Annual Christmas Bird Count, a census of birds in the area, which has been taking place for 91 years. In addition to the history, participation and purpose of the Christmas Bird Count, Michael will discuss how to be involved in other ongoing citizen science projects.

Turtle Conservation: Easy Things You Can Do to Help

Wed, Oct 3 at 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Albert Wisner Public Library
1 McFarland Dr, Warwick, New York 10990
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Come meet Patricia Johnson from the Center for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and learn the 12 different species of turtle we have in New York and why it is important to preserve our remaining populations. Also learn what a wildlife rehabilitator does and how that contributes to conservation, as well as simple steps everyone can take to preserve these majestic animals. Special guest appearances by the Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation’s educational Turtles.

Click to visit the Turtle Advocate website.

Orange County Audubon Society presentations are held the first Wednesday of the month, September through June at libraries throughout Orange County.