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

Sep 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, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal. For a complete list of the books we are reading, click here.
Sep 20
Thu
10a - 11a Nature Strollers | Sullivanville Dam
Meet in the dam parking lot off of Rt. 13 in the Town of Horseheads. Hike along the top of the grass-covered dam and into the woods near the lake. Download the complete Nature Strollers schedule here.
Sep 20
Thu
7:30p CVAS Monthly Meeting | Bats in Your Backyard
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.

Wildlife rehabilitator Victoria Campbell speaks about "Bats in Your Backyard." Since 2012, Wild Things Sanctuary has specialized in caring for native bats, a group of animals that is incredibly beneficial to humans and that is in desperate need of advocates as numbers continue to decline due to white-nose syndrome and human misunderstandings.

Wild Things Sanctuary was founded in 2008 by Victoria Campbell. Campbell holds a New York State Class II wildlife rehabilitator license, a state license to work with rabies vector species (raccoons, skunks, bats), and a federal license to work with native birds. Since 2012, Campbell has specialized in native bat care in response to the decline of bats due to white-nose syndrome and the absence of bat rehabilitators in New York. Wild Things Sanctuary is one of the only facilities in the Northeast specializing in native bat rehabilitation.
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 18
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 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 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.
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