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

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 | Randy Weinberg: Mushrooms
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 | Bob McGuire: Iceland
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 | Joan Collins: Adirondack Birding
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 | Peter Robbins: Geomorphology of the Finger Lakes
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

Feb 16 - 17
Sat-Sun
9a - 5p & 10a - 4p Twin Tiers Outdoor Expo

Free Parking | $5 General Admission | 12 Years and Under Free |
TICKETS PURCHASED AT THE DOOR ONLY!
Military Discount $1 off General Admission (Need Military ID) |
Elmira College Students Discount $1 off General Admission (Need Student ID)

Directions to the Elmira College Domes
The Elmira College Murray Athletic Center is on Elmira Road, north of Horseheads off Route 14.

From the South (Pennsylvania), West (Corning) and East (Binghamton):
Take Route 17 (Interstate 86) to Route 14 North. Go about 4 miles on Route 14. Watch for the white "domes" on your right and a tall sign reading "Murray Athletic Center." Take the main entrance into the Athletic Center and proceed all the way to the back.

From the North (Ithaca, Syracuse):
Follow Route 14 south through Watkins Glen. Just after Millport watch for the white "domes" on your left and a tall sign reading "Murray Athletic Center." Take the main entrance into the Athletic Center and proceed all the way to the back.

From East of Rochester:
Come down through Geneva and follow Route 14 south through Watkins Glen. Just after Millport, watch for the white "domes" on your left and a tall sign reading "Murray Athletic Center." Take the main entrance into the Athletic Center and proceed all the way to the back.

More information is at Twin Tiers Outdoor Expo.

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.