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.

Dec 1
Fri
10:00a Nature Strollers | Rails to Trails, Winter's Road, Big Flats, NY
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.
Dec 8
Fri
10:00a Nature Strollers | Tanglewood Nature Center
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.
Dec 14
Thu
7:00p CVAS Book Club Meeting | Appleridge
Meet in the Private Dining Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller Street, Horseheads, NY, to discuss our book of the month. For a list of the books we'll be discussing, please click here.
Dec 16
Sat
All Day Corning Christmas Bird Count
Participate in one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the world! Join us to help identify and count all of the bird species we can find in and around Corning, NY. We'll be out all day; you can join us for as long or as briefly as you'd like. No experience? No problem! We'll pair you with one of our experienced birders, or you can submit the birds seen at your feeders to contribute to our count.

Last year's bird count was a great success--read all about it, here.

Contact Bill Ostrander, count coordinator, if you are interested: 732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com.
Dec 21
Thu
7:30p CVAS Member Night | Open to the Public
Appleridge Main Dining Room, 168 Miller St., Horseheads

Please join us as our members share their best nature photos from the United States, Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica, Caribbean, South America, Antarctica, British Isles, New Zealand and more!
Jan 4
Thu
All Day Elmira Christmas Bird Count
Participate in one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the world! Join us to help identify and count all of the bird species we can find in and around Elmira, NY. We'll be out all day; you can join us for as long or as briefly as you'd like. No experience? No problem! We'll pair you with one of our experienced birders, or you can submit the birds seen at your feeders to contribute to our count. Materials will be distributed at the December meeting. Meet for the tally and dinner at Curly's Chicken House at 5:30 p.m.

Last year's bird count was a great success--read all about it, here.

Contact Bill Ostrander, count coordinator, if you are interested: 732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com.
Jan 11
Thu
7:00p CVAS Book Club Meeting | Appleridge
Meet in the Private Dining Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller Street, Horseheads, NY, to discuss our book of the month. For a list of the books we'll be discussing, please click here.
Jan 13
Sat
All Day New York State Waterfowl Count & Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count
We will need volunteers to help with these annual counts. Contact Bill Ostrander for details: 732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com
Jan 15 - Feb 15 All Day Climate Watch
If you would like to participate in a winter Bluebird survey, contact Bill Ostrander for an area assignment: 732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com.
Jan 27
Sat
8:00a Audubon in the Parks Walk at Mark Twain State Park
Meet in the farthest parking lot at Murray Athletic Center (the Elmira College Domes), State Route 14, 0.3 miles south of Pine Valley.
Feb 16 - 19 All Day Great Backyard Bird Count
Help scientists study late winter bird populations. Watch birds in your backyard or favorite birding spot for at least 15 minutes. For each day at each site and for each species, record the largest number observed at one time. Submit your counts online at BirdSource, or let CVAS volunteers submit them for you by mailing your data to CVAS, PO Box 663, Elmira, NY 14902, by Feb. 24.

With each place you count, include the date, the zip code of the area where you counted, the start time, how long you counted in minutes, snow depth, whether or not you are reporting every species you saw, how you rate your ability to detect and identify the birds present (fair, good or excellent), how you rate the weather conditions for detecting birds (fair, good or excellent), and what habitat(s) were represented in the place where you counted. For more information visit BirdSource.
Feb 24
Sat
8:00a Audubon in the Parks Walk at Mark Twain State Park
Meet in the farthest parking lot at Murray Athletic Center (the Elmira College Domes), State Route 14, 0.3 miles south of Pine Valley.