A Welcome from Our President

As current President of Chemung Valley Audubon Society, I would like to welcome all of you to our online home. Since 1950, we have offered many opportunities and programs for people of all ages to experience, enjoy, and learn about birding in our local area. Our monthly member meetings offer bird identification workshops to help all birders learn how to better identify birds in the field. We also continue to invite a wide variety of speakers that educate the public on the many issues concerning birds and other wildlife.

Our local Saturday morning bird walks, that are lead by our statistician Bill Ostrander, are for beginners and advanced birders. All of these walks are extremely enjoyable and educational. We also fund the Nature Strollers program, started and directed by the Horseheads Family Resource Center. We work in conjunction with Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum and Friends of the Chemung River Watershed. These walks are for families with young children and help the children learn skills that prepare them for school. Nature Strollers also helps foster an appreciation for nature in the children and their families. We also take several day trips during the year such as watching songbird and raptor banding at Braddock Bay in the spring and our late summer day trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, where we look for a variety of gorgeous birds.

On behalf of Chemung Valley Audubon Society, I want to invite you, the nature loving public, to join us and enjoy the many educational and recreational opportunities that we offer.

Thank you and good birding!

Linda Slobodnyak
President | Chemung Valley Audubon Society

P.S. There's snow on the ground and plenty of birding to do! Grab a cup of cocoa and join us for some bird counting, nature strolls, field trips, and educational workshops and presentations.

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Northrup Hill Wildlife Audubon Sanctuary

In 2016, volunteers donated over 500 hours of their time for the restoration of our Northrup Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Rathbone, Steuben County.

Gleason Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Our 30-acre preserve in the Town of Caton, NY, beckons to all nature-lovers with its dozens of tree species, and hundreds of animal and flower species.

National Audubon Society

Chemung Valley Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. The NAS is an invaluable resource for any Audubon enthusiast.

Community Programs

Our free family-friendly Nature Strollers program will return in the Spring, and we hope you'll join us for our other popular programs throughout the year.

Hog Island Summer Camp

Registration is now open for Summer 2017! All camp sessions are 5-night/6-day programs led by experts in the field. Joy of Birding, Arts and Birding, Marine Natural History for Teens, and Field Ornithology are just a few of the many options you'll have this year.

CVAS Monthly Meeting

Join us on Thursday, March 16, at 7:00p for the story of wildflowers--one of complexity, mystery, and splendor. Wildflowers not only delight us with their beauty, they are an essential component of our environment and wildlife habitat. Raylene Ludgate will be discussing the importance of wildflowers in our landscape and programs directed at educating youth about plants.

Lyme Disease

It's here, and it's spreading! Awareness and knowledge will take you far in avoiding ticks and Lyme Disease during your nature exploration.

Backyard Birds and Native Plants

Making your yard bird-friendly is easy and will provide entertainment and beauty all year long. We've put together a guide for getting your yard bird-friendly this spring.