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

Dec 3 8:00 AM

Downtown River Walk
CVAS LogoMeet in the Elmira Water Board parking lot next to Orthopedic & Sport Therapy Associates at 303 W. Water Street. We'll be looking for wintering water birds and birds of prey.

Dec 8 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoWe will discuss Tales from the Ant World by Edward O. Wilson. You can find our book list here. We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Use Parking Lot A and enter the front door to the lobby. Proceed to the large staircase on your right and go up one floor. At the top of the stairs turn right. The Conference Room is the first door on your right. Or, use an elevator to the left of the staircase in the lobby.

Dec 15 7:00 PM

CVAS Monthly Meeting
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Meet 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.

Calling all Chemung Valley Audubon photographers! The December 15th CVAS meeting features photographs taken by you and fellow chapter members. As you review the many photos of birds/nature/other wildlife you have taken, please pull out a few of your favorites (10 or so) to show at the meeting. Shots that are interesting or have a story to go with them are always welcome, regardless of photo quality. Bring them on a flash drive or, if that’s not possible, contact Brian Dugan to find another way to show your photos. If joining us in person, please meet in the West End Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St. Horseheads, NY. You can also join by Zoom--email windingwayhorse@aol.com for an invitation.

Dec 17

Corning Christmas Bird Count
CVAS LogoMaterials will be distributed at the November meeting. Contact Bill Ostrander for details.

Jan 2

Elmira Christmas Bird Count
CVAS LogoMaterials will be distributed at the December meeting. Contact Bill Ostrander for details.

Jan 12 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoWe will discuss Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection, and there is still so much we don't know about them. Paleontologist Nick Pyenson weaves a rich account of the ancient past and uncertain future of Earth's most enigmatic creatures. You can find our book list here. We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Use Parking Lot A and enter the front door to the lobby. Proceed to the large staircase on your right and go up one floor. At the top of the stairs turn right. The Conference Room is the first door on your right. Or, use an elevator to the left of the staircase in the lobby.

Feb 9 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoWe will discuss The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond. You can find our book list here. We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Use Parking Lot A and enter the front door to the lobby. Proceed to the large staircase on your right and go up one floor. At the top of the stairs turn right. The Conference Room is the first door on your right. Or, use an elevator to the left of the staircase in the lobby.

Mar 9 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoWe will discuss Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth by Tony Hiss. You can find our book list here. We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Use Parking Lot A and enter the front door to the lobby. Proceed to the large staircase on your right and go up one floor. At the top of the stairs turn right. The Conference Room is the first door on your right. Or, use an elevator to the left of the staircase in the lobby.

Apr 13 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoLet's celebrate National Poetry Month! Please bring a favorite nature poem to share. You can find our book list here. We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Use Parking Lot A and enter the front door to the lobby. Proceed to the large staircase on your right and go up one floor. At the top of the stairs turn right. The Conference Room is the first door on your right. Or, use an elevator to the left of the staircase in the lobby.

May 11 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoWe will discuss The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees by Douglas W. Tallamy. You can find our book list here. We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Use Parking Lot A and enter the front door to the lobby. Proceed to the large staircase on your right and go up one floor. At the top of the stairs turn right. The Conference Room is the first door on your right. Or, use an elevator to the left of the staircase in the lobby.

Jun 8 7:00 PM

CVAS Book Club
CVAS LogoLet's meet to select our next book list. We meet in the Conference Room at Appleridge, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY. All CVAS members are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Use Parking Lot A and enter the front door to the lobby. Proceed to the large staircase on your right and go up one floor. At the top of the stairs turn right. The Conference Room is the first door on your right. Or, use an elevator to the left of the staircase in the lobby.

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.

May 13, 2023 All Day Global Big Day
Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. Last October was the biggest day in October birding history! About 34,670 people from 185 countries submitted 80,000 checklists counting 7,453 species with eBird, demonstrating the power of birds to bring people together.

Wherever you are on May 13, take a few minutes to join the world of birding on Global Big Day. Participate from anywhere—even home! Be a part of the global team and help set a new record for birding.

Click here for more information as the next Global Big Day approaches!