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

Oct 10
Thu
7:00p CVAS Book Club
Meet in the Private Dining Room at Appleridge (Map) as we discuss our book of the month: Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds by Heinrich. Our book list is available here.
Oct 12
Sat
8am CVAS Field Trip | Gleason Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary Bird Walk and Work Day
Meet at Fitch's Bridge Fishing Access, Hendy Creek Rd. (State Route 225), West Elmira. We will have a bird walk and then, for those willing and able, a workday to spruce up the Sanctuary.
Oct 17
Thu
7:00p

CVAS Monthly Meeting | Franklin Moutain Hawkwatch
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.

One of New York State’s premier bird-watching locations is featured at Chemung Valley Audubon Society’s October 17 meeting. Andrew Mason will offer his program "Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch." The Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch, where thousands of raptors are seen each autumn, overlooks Oneonta and provides a panoramic view of the Susquehanna River valley and the surrounding hills of Otsego and Delaware Counties. The hawkwatch is part of the 100-acre Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary. Franklin Mountain is particularly noted for late-autumn migration flights of Red-tailed Hawks and Golden Eagles. In 2018, 323 Golden Eagles were counted, the highest in the 30-year history of the hawkwatch. Daily autumn counts of migrating raptors are submitted to the Hawk Migration Association of North America, which compiles numbers from similar counts across North America.
An active birder for more than 35 years, Mason is co-president of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society and co-chair of the Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch. He is past chair of the Audubon Council of New York State, and past president of the New York State Ornithological Association.

Oct 18
Fri
10am - 11am Nature Strollers | River Friends at Sullivanville Dam
For families with young children, enjoy a leisure outdoor walk at various locations in Chemung County. An outdoor educator is on hand to help you enjoy the wonder of nature, and encourage your child's understanding of our natural world. For parents/grandparents/caregivers with babies in strollers, and walking toddlers, preschoolers, and young school-agers. Download the full schedule here.
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.
Nov 21
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.
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

Sep 13 - 15
Fri - Sat
All Day NY State Birders Conference & NYSOA Annual Meeting

One of the highlights of the briding year in New York is the NY State Birders Conference and Annual Meeting of the New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA). This event moves around the state from year to year, hosted by a NYSOA member organization each fall. This year's conference will be in Kingston in the Hudson Valley, hosted by the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.

The annual conference features field trips, workshops, a papers session, keynote speaker and social events. Information about all of these features can be viewed here.

Early registration discounts are available until August 2, and discounted hotel rates are available until July 13. More information, including registration materials and lodging, is available at Catskill Center and NY Birds.