December Environmental Education: What to Do

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Bird Counts + Waterfowl: December Environmental Education Events with Bedford Audubon

Let the crisp air of winter and our December field trips inspire you to head outside to enjoy nature!  It’s a perfect time to polish your bird watching skills as cooperative waterfowl stay put in the reservoirs and lakes in our area allowing for sustained observation.

December also means it’s Christmas Bird Count time! We have four local Counts in this region—plenty of opportunity to add to the 119-year strong tradition. New or inexperienced birders will be paired with more experienced groups, and fun is almost guaranteed!

Tuesday, December 4, 7:30am-9:30am, First Tuesdays Bird Walk– Dean’s Bridge, Somers. Meet at the eastern end of Dean’s Bridge Road in Somers where it dead-ends at the old bridge. Cost: Free. Level of Physical Difficulty: Easy-moderate. Register with Susan at or 914-302-9713.

Saturday, December 8, 8am-12:30pm, Field Trip: Read Sanctuary/Marshlands Conservancy, Rye. A favorite birding trip among members – main targets are waterfowl and loons on the Sound, Great Horned Owls, and lingering songbirds. Depart Bylane at 7:15am or meet us at the boathouse on Playland Lake at 8am. Easy-Moderate. Please register at or 914.232.1999.

Saturday, December 15, Christmas Bird Count, Peekskill, NY . Contact Compiler Mike Newhouse for details and to sign up at:

Sunday, December 16, Christmas Bird Count, Greenwich-Stamford, CT. Contact Compiler Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-219-1963 or Ted Gilman at 203-930-1353.

Thursday, December 20, 7:30am-9:30am, Third Thursdays Bird Walk– Maple Avenue, Katonah. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson at this local hotspot at Maple Avenue on the third Thursday of every month. Cost: Free. Level of Physical Difficulty: Easy. Please register with Susan at or 914-302-9713.

Saturday, December 29, Christmas Bird Count, Putnam County, NY. Contact Compiler Charlie Roberto for details and to sign up at

Photo Credit: Mallard by Mick Thompson


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