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Join Bedford Audubon's Annual Birdathon!
Our 2013 Birdathon will be held on Saturday, May 4 (rain date is Sunday, May 5). The Birdathon is a great way for birders, novice and experienced alike, to support our conservation efforts like our Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch, Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship (MAPS) banding, and field trips and lectures! Without your support, we couldn't continue these critical conservation research or education efforts.
Click here for details on how to get started!
Monthly lectures at Katonah Memorial House
Free and open to the public
Bicknell's Thrush with Chris Rimmer
Wednesday, May 8
Annual Meeting & Refreshments 7pm, lecture 7:30pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah
Bicknell's Thrush is one of North America's most rare and vulnerable songbirds. Nesting only in mountaintop forests of northeastern states and wintering on the island of Hispaniola, Bicknell's Thrush faces numerous threats to its long-term survival. On its breeding grounds, these include acid precipitation, development and construction, mercury contamination, and climate change. The species' limited winter habitats are under siege from deforestation, caused by human population pressures. Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) Executive Director Chris Rimmer will discuss this fascinating and rare songbird, VCE's 20-year efforts to study it in New England and the Caribbean, and how Bicknell's Thrush represents a vital conservation link across international boundaries.
Chris Rimmer is Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. He completed undergraduate studies in Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont and graduate work in Ecology and Behavioral Biology at the University of Minnesota, where he studied Yellow Warblers on the James Bay coast of Ontario. Prior to his graduate studies, Chris was an itinerant field biologist,
with stints in Peru, Ellesmere Island, James Bay, coastal Massachusetts (Manomet Bird Observatory), and Antarctica.
Calling All Volunteers!
Bedford Audubon Society needs a few good men and women…to volunteer! Whether your passion is gardening, trail maintenance, education, fundraising, or writing, we have an opportunity just for you. Volunteers make a wonderful contribution to our success, and we couldn't have made it this far without the time and energy of numerous individuals.
If you're interested in volunteering, please call Janelle at 914-232-1999 or fill out this application
*The Bedford Audubon chapter
covers an area of Eastern Putnam County (Patterson, Carmel, Brewster and
Mahopac), and the northeastern section of Westchester County (Yorktown and
Somers in the west, North Castle, Bedford, North Salem, Lewisboro and Pound
Ridge in the east).