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 6
Sat
All Day October Big Day
Every year for the last four years Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great we want to have another worldwide eBird Big Day in October. Why October? Because spring is rejuvenating the southern hemisphere and the northern reaches of the world are in the midst of migration. No matter where you are, we're confident you can find some great birds on 6 October. Let's see what we can find together on the first October Big Day! For more info, click here.
Oct 11
Thu
7p - 8:30p CVAS Book Club Meeting
Please join us at Appleridge in the private dining room to discuss the book of the month, Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy. For a complete list of the books we are reading, click here.
Oct 12
Fri
10:00a Nature Strollers | Sperr Park
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.
Oct 13
Sat
8:00a CVAS Bird Walk & Work Day
Meet at Fitch’s Bridge Fishing Access, Hendy Creek Rd. (State Route 225), West Elmira. We will proceed to the Gleason Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary and have a bird walk. For those willing and able, a spruce-up day will follow at the Sanctuary. Contact Bill Ostrander at 607-732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com.
Oct 18
Thu
7:30p CVAS Monthly Meeting

Chemung Valley Audubon Society will host Randy Weidner, of Steuben County, on Thursday, October 18, when he presents “Eagles at Mossy Bank Park.”

Weidner’s presentation highlights the period from 2009 to 2016 when there was an active Bald Eagle nest in the valley below Mossy Bank Park and Nature Center in the Village of Bath. “I like to keep in touch with all the natural happenings in the park,” he said. The 167-acre park includes 100 wooded acres, interpretive nature trails, a pond, a log cabin classroom, and a scenic overlook with views of the Cohocton and Keuka valleys.

According the Department of Environmental Conservation, mistreatment of Bald Eagles in the last century caused them to be nearly eliminated from New York State. Loss of habitat, human disturbance, illegal hunting, and exposure to pesticides such as DDT brought the population down to one breeding pair by 1976. Today, more than 300 pairs nest in the state, thanks to intensive restoration efforts begun in the 1970s. The DEC continues to monitor active nests throughout the state.

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.
Nov 8
Thu
7p - 8:30p CVAS Book Club Meeting
Please join us at Appleridge in the private dining room to discuss the book of the month, The Thing with Feathers by Noah Strycker. For a complete list of the books we are reading, click here.
Nov 9
Fri
10:00a Nature Strollers | Sperr Park
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 15
Thu
7:30p 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.
Nov 23
Fri
10:00a Nature Strollers | Sperr Park
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 7
Fri
TBD Nature Strollers | TBD
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 13
Thu
7p - 8:30p CVAS Book Club Meeting
Please join us at Appleridge in the private dining room to discuss the book of the month. For a complete list of the books we are reading, click here.
Dec 20
Thu
7:30p 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

Oct 5 - 7
Fri - Sun
All Day 2018 NYSOA 71st Annual Meeting & NYS Birders Conference

This year’s New York State Ornithological Association Annual Meeting will be held Friday-Sunday October 5-7 in the Rochester suburb of Henrietta, NY, hosted by Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and Rochester Birding Association. This conference will be chock-full of exciting field trips, terrific speakers, a Friday night buffet followed by two workshops, and a Saturday evening banquet featuring keynote speaker Greg Miller, the birder whose Big Year was the basis of the movie and book, The Big Year.

For details about the meeting and to print registration forms, visit NYBirds or Burroughs Audubon Nature Club.

Registration Form: Online | Print

We hope to see you at the conference!

Bob Spahn and Shirley Shaw
Meeting Co-Chairs