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

Mar 9
Sat
8:00am Audubon in the Parks Walk at Mark Twain State Park
Meet in the west parking lot at Murray Athletic Center (the Domes), State Route 14, south of Pine Valley.
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 16
Sat
7a - 5p Cayuga Lake and Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Meet at Sullivanville Dam on State Route 13, Horseheads. We will look for waterfowl, eagles, and early spring migrants. The trip takes most of the day, so bring lunch and snacks along.
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.

Our host, Bob McGuire, spent two weeks in 2018 photographing and recording the birds of Iceland. Join him for a tour of this exotic land: the remote highlands, seabird cliffs, and offshore islands. Lots of puffins, too!

Bob is a former president of the Cayuga Bird Club and editor of Birding The Cayuga Lake Basin. An avid birder and sound recordist, Bob has contributed over 4,500 recordings to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library. His personal collection includes the vocalizations of nearly 600 North American birds.
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

March 20
Wednesday
6:00pm Tiadaghton Audubon Society Meeting

Please join Dr. Sean Murphy and the Tiadaghton Audubon Society for a presentation on the endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow. The presentation will be at 7:00pm, following our 6:00pm meeting. Both are open and free to everyone!  Our meeting and presentation will take place in the old music room at the Wellsboro School District Admin Building.

Sean joined the Wildlife Diversity Division of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in January 2018 and leads the Endangered and Nongame Birds Section. He received a B.S. in Biology (Ecology) from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in Biology from the City University of New York in 2010. His graduate work focused on the population biology of the American Oystercatcher, near the northern limits of its range.

Following graduate school, Sean worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Corvallis, Oregon. His work focused on the interactions between avian populations and their environment—leading multiple studies on the population dynamics, life-history, and habitat use for a variety of avian species of conservation concern, including marshbirds, shorebirds, and seabirds. Prior to joining the Game Commission, Sean worked for Conservation InSight, where he helped develop a spatially-explicit population estimator for the federally-endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow and implement new survey protocols to improve current data collection methods.

Directions: Go past the main entrance to the Admin building, turn left, and follow the building all the way around to the back.  You will pass a maintenance shed/building.  Go in the back entrance, and follow the signs to the meeting room.

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.