Join Us & Support Our Mission

The Chemung Valley Audubon Society is active in education, research, and conservation. 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.

We have monthly meetings every third Thursday from September through December, and from February through May, at 7:00 p.m. at Appleridge, 168 Miller Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. In June, we meet at a local park for a dish-to-pass picnic supper, followed by a trail walk. Membership runs from September to August, and membership in the Society includes the following benefits:

  • Monthly mailings of club-sponsored activities
  • Voting privileges
  • Opportunity to serve as Board member
  • Friendship with others who value our wildlife and its habitats


We are affiliated with the National Audubon Society, the Audubon Council of New York State, Audubon New York, New York State Ornithological Association, and Carantouan Greenway. When you join Chemung Valley Audubon Society for $20, you have the option to become a member of the National Audubon at a special introductory rate. If you are a senior citizen or student, you receive a discounted rate, noted on the application. The application must be mailed to, with a check payable to:

CVAS - Chemung Valley Audubon Society
P.O. Box 663
Elmira, NY 14902

Application for Membership

We currently do not have an online application. To apply for membership, please click here to download the application. You must print and mail the application and your membership fee. There is a $10 discount available for seniors and students who are joining CVAS (please check this option on the membership application). You can use the link at the bottom of this page to sign up for our digital newsletter, available to all.