October Programming – Walks, Lectures, Field Trips!

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Fall into October by Joining us for a Field Trip, Bird Walk or Lecture!

Note: Our monthly lectures series will take place on THURSDAY this month!

Did you know that bird migration links the lower Hudson Valley with the forests of Central America?
Songbirds such as the Wood Thrush are iconic to our area and a focal species of Bedford Audubon’s forest conservation efforts. Come to our Monthly Lecture as past BAS Board Chair, John Hannan, discusses how his work in the Meso-American Corridor of Nicaragua and Honduras is combining community development with conservation to protect the forest habitat that our Wood Thrushes and other songbirds desperately need to survive.
Thursday, October 10, 7:30pm. Katonah Village Library. Cost: Free. Advance registration is not required. Join us at 7:00 pm for refreshments.

Be a part of a perennial favorite… our annual Columbus Weekend trip to Cape May!
Fall is the best season to visit this world-class birding hotspot, and our Naturalist-in-Residence, Tait Johansson, will maximize your experience on this Special Field Trip: Cape May Migration Bonanza! Tait will lead you to a variety of habitats in search of migrating raptors, and migratory and resident passerines and shorebirds, which all occur here, sometimes in staggering numbers.
Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14. Cost: $100 for members; $135 for non-member and we’ll credit $35 toward your membership PLUS lodging + food. Level of physical difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Did you know that raptors are indicators of the health of our ecosystem? They are near the top of the food chain and are among the first in the animal kingdom to signal changes in the environment!
Bedford Audubon collects data every year during Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch. Join us for a complimentary Breakfast with the Hawks during this fall’s Hawkwatch! This much-loved event is timed to take advantage of peak Cooper’s Hawk migration and is perfect for families! (All children must be accompanied by an adult.) Co-sponsored by Westmoreland Sanctuary.
Saturday, October 19, 9:00-11:30am. Meet at the Hawkwatch platform at the Arthur Butler Sanctuary. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Come “Jay Walking” with us… you’re sure to see more than jays this fall!
In partnership with Friends of John Jay Homestead. Naturalist Tait Johansson will lead you on a Bird Walk at the beautiful John Jay Homestead in Katonah. The woods, fields and shrublands of this State Historic Site should hold many migrant landbirds on this prime date for fall migration!
Saturday, October 26, 8:00-10:00am. Meet at the main parking lot. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Embrace the changing weather by joining us on a local walk not too early in the morning!
Wouldn’t it be fun to see ravens on Halloween? You just might if you join our morning walk that starts at the Cross River Dam in Katonah. Our popular Third Thursday’s Bird Walk on Maple Avenue, Katonah is now a Halloween walk AND a great way to start the day! Meet at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Reservoir Road (right at the dam). (Walk will be back to THIRD Thursday next month!)
Thursday, October 31, 7:30-9:30am. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Photo Credit: Oakleaf Hydrangea by Susan Fisher

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