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 is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our conservation and education programs and to welcoming all who wish to work and learn with us. Any person, regardless of age, race, religion, ability, or gender identity, who is interested in wild life study, protection, and conservation, may be enrolled as a member upon receipt of the first payment of dues.

CVAS Events

Aug 27 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CVAS Field Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
CVAS LogoMeet at the Route 13 Park and Ride, located north of Byrne Dairy in Horseheads. We will carpool from there. We will look especially for shorebirds, but there should also be bald eagles, ospreys, and herons. Bring a bag lunch or plan to buy lunch at a nearby convenience store. Contact Bill Ostrander, 607-732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com for more information.

Sep 8 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoWe will discuss The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau, published in 1864. In three essays he evokes the primitive forest--the mountains, waterways, plants, animals, and human inhabitants--and warns against their despoilment in the name of commerce and sport.

We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Sep 9 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Birding is for Every Body
CVAS Logo On Friday, September 9, 2022, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, please join us at Denison Park in Corning, NY, for Birding is for Everybody!

You can drop in any time during the event, which will be held at the Pond Pavilion at the park. At this accessible, inclusive event, you'll learn about wild birds and birding—which happen to be some of our favorite subjects! All are welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, ability, or gender identity.

If you have questions, contact reedis5845@gmail.com or leave a message at 607-592-1296. You can download the registration form here or register in just a few seconds by clicking here.

We must receive your registration by August 26, 2022. We can't wait to see you there!

Sep 15 7:00 PM

CVAS Monthly Meeting
CVAS LogoMeet 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. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance. Appleridge is wheelchair accessible. You can connect on Zoom by sending a request to windingwayhorse@aol.com.

Other Events

All Season  

Montezuma Audubon Society
Come Bird with Us!The Montezuma Audubon Society has birding and boating events all season long! Visit the Montezuma Audubon website for more information and to register.

All Season  

Birding Festivals
Cornell Lab LogoA great way to enjoy bird watching is by going to festivals—they're organized to get you to great birding spots at a great time of year, and they're a great way to meet people. Experts and locals help you see more birds, and you'll meet other visitors who share your hobby. While you're there, keep an eye out for Cornell Lab representatives, as they do attend several festivals each year. You can find a complete list of birding festivals here.

Sep 9 - Sep 10 Various Montezuma Muckrace 2022
Montezuma LogoFriends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex invite you to join us in our Annual Montezuma Muckrace, a 24-hour birding competition that funds our mission! In our 242-square mile complex, you'll find bald eagles, owls, pied-billed grebes among the 192 bird species participants have reported. More information and registration can be found here.
Oct 8 All Day October Big Day
October Big Day GraphicMark your calendars for October Big Day—8 October 2022! Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. Last October, more than 32,000 people from 195 countries submitted 78,000 checklists with eBird, demonstrating the power of birds to bring people together.

Wherever you are on 8 October, take a few minutes to join the world of birding on October Big Day. Participate from anywhere—even home! By taking part in October Big Day you’re also celebrating Global Bird Weekend and World Migratory Bird Day. Be a part of the global team and help set a new record for October birding.

Click here for more information about how you can participate!