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

June 11
Thu
7:00p CVAS Book Club
Meet in the Private Dining Room at Appleridge (Map) as we choose our next book list. Our current book list is available here. Our archived book list is available here.

Other Events

Aug 7 6pm - 8pm Montezuma Audubon Center's Erie Canal Cruise
The Montezuma Audubon Center is teaming up with Corn Hill Navigation to lead cruises this summer along the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY where nearly 100 bird species can be found. The two hour tours will take place on August 7 at 6 PM and August 28 at 9 AM and feature songbirds, waterfowl and birds of prey, unique habitats, and a tranquil ride along the Erie Canal. The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to partner with Corn Hill Navigation to launch these tours aboard the Sam Patch Tour Boat at Schoen Place in Pittsford, NY. Late summer is a great time to experience migratory birds including the Osprey, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron and Great Egret in forest and wetland habitats. Tour participants will also learn how the National Audubon Society and our conservation partners are protecting these birds and what we all can do to conserve birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Binoculars and field guides will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own. The cost per cruise is $30/adult, $28/adult 65+, $26/child ages 13-20 and $22/child under 13. Proceeds will benefit the Montezuma Audubon Center’s bird conservation projects and environmental education programs. Space is limited and registration is required. Make your reservation today at http://www.sampatch.org.
Aug 12
Wed
6pm - 8pm Montezuma Audubon Center's Sunset Paddle

Join the Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps for a paddle on Wednesday, August 12 from 6 PM – 8 PM down the recently restored Nine Mile Creek, a key Onondaga Lake tributary.

During the sunset paddle, participants will explore Nine Mile Creek and Onondaga Lake where shorebirds, marsh birds, songbirds, and raptors rest during their long and impressive journey. The autumn bird migration has begun and the Onondaga Lake watershed is an important stopover area for millions of migratory birds.

Experts from the Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon will discuss how enhanced wetlands at Nine Mile Creek, Geddes Brook, and Onondaga Lake are supporting the Onondaga Lake watershed and its value as an Important Bird Area. The event is sponsored by Honeywell, Ramboll, and Parsons.

The paddle will begin from Pumphouse Road in Geddes and continue to Onondaga Lake. A limited number of canoes and kayaks are available and will be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may also use their own non-motorized personal watercrafts. Paddleboarders are welcome.

There is a fee of $15 per person without a boat rental, $25 for a solo kayak rental, and $40 for a tandem canoe rental. Click here to register.

Aug 28 9am - 11am Montezuma Audubon Center's Erie Canal Cruise
The Montezuma Audubon Center is teaming up with Corn Hill Navigation to lead cruises this summer along the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY where nearly 100 bird species can be found. The two hour tours will take place on August 7 at 6 PM and August 28 at 9 AM and feature songbirds, waterfowl and birds of prey, unique habitats, and a tranquil ride along the Erie Canal. The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to partner with Corn Hill Navigation to launch these tours aboard the Sam Patch Tour Boat at Schoen Place in Pittsford, NY. Late summer is a great time to experience migratory birds including the Osprey, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron and Great Egret in forest and wetland habitats. Tour participants will also learn how the National Audubon Society and our conservation partners are protecting these birds and what we all can do to conserve birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Binoculars and field guides will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own. The cost per cruise is $30/adult, $28/adult 65+, $26/child ages 13-20 and $22/child under 13. Proceeds will benefit the Montezuma Audubon Center’s bird conservation projects and environmental education programs. Space is limited and registration is required. Make your reservation today at http://www.sampatch.org.
Oct 3 - 4 All Day Winter Raptor Fest | Greenwich, NY

See owls, hawks, and falcons in flight! Winter Raptor Fest offers you a chance to see and learn about native raptors up close and personal. Flight demos, live bird of prey programs and much more! This exciting event supports Grassland Bird Trust's work to preserve critical wildlife habitat for endangered and at-risk grassland birds.

General Admission is $12 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages 7 - 12, and free for age 6 and under. Grassland Bird Trust Members receive a discounted price of $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 7 - 12 (bring your membership card).

This event takes place rain or shine, as all presentations and exhibits are indoors. If you donate $25 or more by September 30, you can receive VIP admission and guaranteed front row seating at ALL Live Bird of Prey programs! Visit the website for other membership discounts, sponsorships, and information about exhibitors and vendors.