Our Programs

Our programs are open to all and free to the public although we're not too proud to say a donation wouldn't be nice! We strive to offer programs which you have expressed an interest in; if there's something you'd like to see us offer please let us know.

Please scroll down to see our upcoming programs!

Birding 101 with Chris Mignone
Part One: Saturday, March 10, 2:00 PM White Plains Presbyterian Church 39 North Broadway (Entrance off Barker Ave.) White Plains, NY
Part Two: Sunday, March 25, 9:00 AM Read Sanctuary Rye, New York
Want to learn how to identify birds with a field guide? What does a birder need when starting out? Where can one go birding in lower Westchester County? These questions and more will be answered in Central Westchester Audubon’s two part Birding 101 Workshop with Chris Mignone, CWAS Vice President.

Chris served as Assistant Curator at Rye Marshlands Conservancy for six years.
Part One will be in the classroom discussing the basics of bird watching, from dressing properly for the outing, all the way through what to bring out into the field. Participants will learn how to choose and use their field guides. We will also touch on where to bird in lower Westchester. Please bring a notebook and pencil along with your field guides. We have field guides for loan. Binoculars are not needed for Part One but participants are welcome to bring theirs to the class.
Part Two -take your skills on the road! Build on the classroom knowledge in the field while learning to use binoculars as we take a bird walk through Read Sanctuary. We will meet at the back of the Rye Playland parking lot and then together go into Read Sanctuary. Both Lisa and Chris drive red SUVs; you can’t miss them! Enjoy good company, a new skill and some fresh air. Rain date, if necessary, will be communicated to those who are participating. Want more information? Contact info@cwasociety.org . We can’t wait to see you for this two part program.

An Audubon Adventure: Birds on the Move
Presenter: Jeanne Alpert
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 2:00PM
The Trove at the White Plains Library
This program is suitable for children in third through fifth grades. Since space is limited, we suggest that you come a few minutes early.
Using the Audubon Adventures Magazine as a guide, we will discover the amazing story of Bird Migration, the important
conservation efforts that will help these migrants be safe on their often perilous journeys and what you can do to participate in some conservation strategies. You will also receive information on where to find migrating birds in Westchester County and a list of parks and other organizations that lead bird walks year round.
Jeanne, former president of CWAS and current board member, has been on many birding trips in the US and Central