Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Audubon Society

A Northern Westchester & Eastern Putnam Counties, New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Celebrating Over 100 Years of Conservation 1913 � 2014
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Bylane Farm, Headquarters of Bedford Audubon

The Bedford Audubon Society, Inc., with close to 2000 members, is a locally based chapter of the 550,000 member National Audubon Society. Founded in Bedford, New York on February 13, 1913, today BAS services much of northern Westchester and Putnam Counties in southeastern New York State. BAS promotes environmental education, grass-roots activism, public and private conservation efforts, preservation and protection of open space. You may wish to read our statement of mission.

Bedford Audubon Society's headquarters are located at:
    Bylane Farm
    35 Todd Road
    Katonah, New York 10536
and the phone number is (914) 232-1999.
Click for directions to Bylane.

Bedford Audubon Society owns and manages 594 acres of land at four sanctuaries, all located in northeastern Westchester County. The sanctuaries are open to the general public dawn to dusk and admission is free. Click for more information about our sanctuaries.

Programs and lectures are conducted the evening of the second Wednesday of every month, excluding July and August. They are free and open to the general public. Field trips are conducted several times monthly and are also open to the public.

The Society is supported by membership dues and donations made by individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Bedford Audubon Society, Inc. is recognized by New York State and the U.S. Federal government as a 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit, charitable organization.

The Bedford Audubon Society Newsletter is published four times yearly and is distributed to all members in good standing and to non-members for a nominal yearly fee. For further information on membership or activities, contact the BAS information line (914) 232-1999.

The Mission of the Bedford Audubon Society

The Mission of the Bedford Audubon Society is to promote conservation  and protection of wildlife habitats in the Northern Westchester and Eastern Putnam region through education, advocacy, nature study and birdwatching.

We envision ourselves as an organization that is:

  • The recognized local authority on birds and their habitats.
  • A credible voice promoting environmentally sound decisions on local conservation issues.
  • The leader in education on birds and their habitats.
  • A local information resource on wildlife.
  • Recognized for good use and wise management of our wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Identified as a provider of high quality programs and field trips.

Bedford Audubon Society Financial Reports

Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011) financial documents now available:
Form 990 and the Audited Financial Statement.

Photo Courtesy of and Copyright � 2004 by Richard L. Becker

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