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

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 15
Sat
All Day Corning Christmas Bird Count
For more information about the 119th annual Christmas Bird Count--and how you can participate--please check out our Bird Count page. Materials for the bird count will be distributed at the November meeting. You can download the 2018 Christmas Bird Count announcement here.

Birders of all ages are welcome to contribute to this fun, nationwide community science project, which provides ornithologists with a crucial snapshot of our native bird populations during the winter months. Each individual count is performed in a count circle with a diameter of 15 miles. At least ten volunteers, including a compiler to coordinate the process, count in each circle. The volunteers break up into small parties and follow assigned routes, which change little from year to year, counting every bird they see. In most count circles, some people also watch feeders instead of following routes. To sign up for a count, please contact the Chemung Valley Audubon by email at cvaudubon@gmail.org or visit the Audubon's official Bird Count page.
Dec 20
Thu
7:30p CVAS Monthly Meeting & Member Night
We'll have a winter feeder-bird identification workshop at 7:00pm. Members will show bird and nature photos of their travels, from the State of Maine to Southeast Asia and beyond. Will Earley, CVAS member, will tell us about his CVAS-sponsored week at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine this past July.

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.
Jan 1
Tue
All Day Elmira Christmas Bird Count
For more information about the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count--and how you can participate--please check out our Bird Count page. Materials for the bird count will be distributed at the December meeting. Meet for the tally and dinner at Curly's Chicken House, Lake Road, Horseheads, at 5:30pm. Contact Bill Ostrander (top of the page) for details.
Jan 10
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.
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.
Jan 20
Sun
All Day NYS WAterfowl Count & Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count
We will need volunteers to help with these annual counts. Contact Bill Ostrander for details.
Jan 27
Sun
8a 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 14
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.
Feb 15 - 18 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 http://gbbc.birdcount.org, or let CVAS volunteers submit them for you by mailing your data to CVAS, PO Box 663, Elmira, NY 14902, by Feb. 23.

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 Bird Source.
Feb 21
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.
Mar 14
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.
Mar 21
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.
Apr 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. For a complete list of the books we are reading, click here.
Apr 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.
May 16
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

July 26 - 27
Fri - Sat
All Day 1st Annual Finger Lakes Trail Days Festival
The Finger Lakes Trail Days festival encourages all ages to enjoy outdoor recreation by combining camping, music, gear, races and demos all in a beautiful outdoor setting. The festival will feature a weekend of hiking in the Finger Lakes region, local food and music, overnight camping, and outdoor rec activities! Learn more by clicking here.