Upcoming Events

For directions to meeting places, arrangements to meet you along the way, and other information, contact Bill Ostrander at 607-732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com.

CVAS Events

Nov 9
Sat
8:00a CVAS Field Trip | Northrup Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip
Meet at Sperr Memorial Park on Kahler Road South, immediately south of I-86 exit 50. We will carpool from there. We will be looking for migrating raptors and overwintering birds. Check out the new "native grasses" demonstration plot and the pollinator garden. Enjoy the scenic vistas, open trails, and active family of beavers.
Nov 14
Thu
7:00p CVAS Book Club
Meet in the Private Dining Room at Appleridge (Map) as we discuss our book of the month: Woodswoman: Living Alone in the Aidrondack Wilderness by LaBastille. Our book list is available here. Ecologist and photographer Anne LaBastille will tell us of her life on a 20-acre parcel of land with a primitive cabin that became her permanent home.
Nov 16
Sat
8:00a CVAS Field Trip | Sullivanville Dam
Meet at the dam parking area on State Rt. 13, Town of Horseheads. The parking area is on the east side of the road at the top of the hill just north of Byrne Dairy. This site is notable for its easy access to viewing areas, both along the top of the dam and on the gentle trails along the west edge of the reservoir.
Nov 21
Thu
7:00p

CVAS Monthly Meeting | New York Birding Atlas III: How You Can Experience the Joys of Atlasing by Julie Hart
Following a brief Chapter meeting, Julie Hart, the Atlas Project Coordinator, will present "New York Breeding Bird Atlas III: How You Can Experience the Joys of Atlasing."

It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State, and a lot has changed! Atlasing is a great excuse for birders to explore new areas and provides an intimate look into the daily lives of birds. The third atlas will include data collected from 2020 to 2024 and involve thousands of volunteers throughout the state. Julie will cover the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how to be involved. Learn how the third atlas will differ from the previous two atlases. Whether a person is new to birding or experienced, this unique opportunity will strengthen bird-watching skills while contributing valuable data to a large conservation-oriented project.

Meet in the Main Dining Room at Appleridge (Map), for a lively discussion about birding and a presentation from one of our knowledgeable hosts. A bird identification workshop precedes the program at 7:00 p.m.; the program begins at 7:30p.m. All are welcome to these free events.

Dec 12
Thu
7:00p CVAS Book Club
Meet in the Private Dining Room at Appleridge (Map) as we discuss our book of the month: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Goldfarb. Our book list is available here.
Dec 19
Thu
7:00p CVAS Monthly Meeting
Meet in the Main Dining Room at Appleridge (Map), for a lively discussion about birding and a presentation from one of our knowledgeable hosts. A bird identification workshop precedes the program at 7:00 p.m.; the program begins at 7:30p.m. All are welcome to these free events.

Other Events

March 24 - May 12 7pm - 8:30pm Spring Ornithology with Steve Kress | An 8-Week Course
Explore our local birds in this 8-week spring course with renowned ornithologist, author, and speaker, Dr. Stephen Kress. Lecture topics include bird identification, family life of birds, bird song, migration mysteries, attracting birds, and bird conservation. Workshops are held Tuesday nights from 7pm - 8:30pm, from March 24 - May 12, 2020. Location is Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road, Ithaca, NY. The cost is $125 for Cayuga Bird Club members and $140 for non-members (membership included). Register online at Cayuga Bird Club or contact cayugabirdclub@gmail.com for more information. Sponsored by the Cayuga Bird Club.
May - Jun 2020 All Day Hog Island Audubon Camp 2020 | May - June
Spring Monhegan and Hog Island | May 31 - June 5
Building Better Birding Skills | June 7 - 12
Puffin Islands | June 14 - 19
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens I | June 14 - 19
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens II | June 21 - 26
Field Ornithology | June 21 - 26
E-mail hogisland@audubon.org or visit HogIsland.audubon.org for more information.
July 2020 All Day Hog Island Audubon Camp 2020 | July
Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens | June 28 - July 3
Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week | July 12 - 17
Creating Bird-friendly Habitats | July 19 - 22
Arts & Birding | July 19 - 24
E-mail hogisland@audubon.org or visit HogIsland.audubon.org for more information.
August 2020 All Day Hog Island Audubon Camp 2020 | August
Costa Rica Teen Camp | August 1 - 6
Family Camp I | August 9 - 14
Family Camp II | August 16 - 21
E-mail hogisland@audubon.org or visit HogIsland.audubon.org for more information.
Sep 2020 All Day Hog Island Audubon Camp 2020 | September
Road Scholar: Saving Seabirds | September 6 - 11
Fall Migration & Monhegan | September 6 - 11
Raptor Migration and Monhegan Island | September 13 - 18
E-mail hogisland@audubon.org or visit HogIsland.audubon.org for more information.