Fall 2017 Public Programs

Our free monthly evening programs feature regional environmental experts to connect you with ongoing issues and expand your natural horizons. Free and open to the public. No reservations needed. As with all of our events, in case of uncertain weather, check our website or call our office, 914-666-6503, for any schedule changes.

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm
Croton Free Library
What Can Wood Thrushes Tell Us About Forest Health: Dr. Elijah Goodwin

Many of us are familiar with the haunting flute-like song of the Wood Thrush. Do numbers of breeding birds tell the whole story? How successful are Wood Thrush nests? Dr. Elijah Goodwin will present preliminary results from his three-year study of Wood Thrush nests at Rockefeller State Park Preserve. What have we learned so far from Wood Thrushes? [Download a flyer to share]

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 pm
Chappaqua Library
Bird Migration Through Urban Landscapes: Dr. J. Alan Clark

How are birds affected by our urban landscapes in their annual journeys across the continent? Most birds migrate at night. Light, noise, and buildings pose particular challenges for these birds. In his research, Dr. J. Alan Clark uses recordings of the short vocalizations that most birds use during migratory flight as well as small- and large-scale radar to examine these urban challenges to bird migration. Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor of Biology at Fordham University and coordinator of the school’s conservation biology program.[Download a flyer to share]

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Croton Free Library
The Mysteries of Sparrow ID: Joe Giunta

Come learn how to sort out the challenging LBJs (Little Brown Jobs) with this presentation by an experienced New York birder. Joe Giunta is the birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and leads bird walks for the Nature Conservancy, Brooklyn Bird Club, South Fork Natural History Society and New York City Audubon. He is a captain in the Brooklyn Christmas Bird Count and has participated in state breeding bird surveys.[Download a flyer to share]

Looking Ahead…
Thursday, December 21, 7:00 pm
Members’ Best Photos & Holiday Gathering
Croton Free Library

Join us for this fun and informal event where members and friends of Saw Mill River Audubon share photographic highlights of the past year of birding and nature exploration and enjoy holiday desserts. Let us know if you would like to share 2-5 of your best photographs by emailing our office by December 13. Bring holiday cookies and other treats to share and exchange. (It is also very okay to come without photos or desserts!)