Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Audubon Society

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

Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation 1913 — 2013
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Links to Other Organizations

Audubon - Formerly known as the National Audubon Society, which is the umbrella organization that Bedford Audubon Society is affiliated with at the nationwide level, along with our State office as listed below.

Audubon – New York—The state program of the National Audubon Society, and an affiliation of Bedford Audubon Society.

FrOGS Friends of the Great Swamp—Dedicated to protecting and preserving this vital habitat in Dutchess and Putnam Counties

Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Inc.—Their mission is to preserve, protect, and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River Gorge and the quality of its watershed

Westchester Land Trust—Founded in 1988, the Westchester Land Trust conserves land in partnership with private property owners. It helps communities create new parks and preserves and fosters sound land use planning. Among its sites are the Westchester Wilderness Walk.

Riverkeeper—Their mission is to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River, its tributaries and the watershed of New York City (protecting the city's drinking water supply) by tracking down and stopping polluters.

Westchester County Parks—There are almost 50 parks and recreational areas in the Westchester County Park System. This website lists the county parks., and how to get to There is also a list of events in the park.

Field Notes of the New York City and North New Jersey Butterfly Clubs—"The Mulberry Wing" includes information and photos of butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and more.

Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition—The Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (N.Y.) is an alliance of organizations and individuals coming together for a common goal: To maintain, protect and improve the quality of the waters in the Croton Watershed through regional action and to provide alternatives to filtration. (Bedford Audubon is a member of the Coalition.)

Westchester County's Department of Planning—Westchester County Citizens' Volunteer Monitoring Program's mission is to create a historical baseline of water quality information throughout Westchester County; connect communities with their water resources through education and hands on involvement; and to allow public access to water quality monitoring information for educational purposes.

Friends of the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation—Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is one of the best birding and butterflying sites in Westchester County. This web site, sponsored by a volunteer group, has valuable information about the museum, the park, and its activities.

Armonk Lions Club—A chapter of an international organization whose mission is to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all peoples for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.

General Birding Links

Where to Bird in Westchester County—The Hudson River Audubon Society's list of birding sites in Westchester.

eBird"developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, provides a simple way for you to keep track of the birds you see anywhere in North America. You can retrieve information on your bird observations, from your backyard to your neighborhood to your favorite bird-watching locations, at any time for your personal use. You can also access the entire historical database to find out what other eBirders are reporting from across North America. In addition, the cumulative eBird database is used by birdwatchers, scientists, and conservationists who want to know more about the distributions and movement patterns of birds across the continent.

All About Birds—The Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides an "on-line field guide" for basic bird identification of all North American Bird species, a list of birding hotspots, information on binoculars and scopes, and much, much more.

Birding on the NetAll sorts of news and links about birding including artists links, rare bird alerts, email list archives.

Hawk Migration Association of North AmericaThe Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) is a membership-based organization committed to the conservation of raptors through the scientific study, enjoyment, and appreciation of raptor migration. HMANA collects hawk count data from almost two hundred affiliated raptor monitoring sites throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It has pages on Hawk Locations and Hawk Count Data.

The Virtual BirderTake virtual tours of different birding locations; bird photos; repository of email lists.

Kidwings—This site was designed to teach young and old about the wonders of birds. The most exciting part of the site is the Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection. It also features many other interactive activities.

Other Links of Interest

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey has a site filled with information about all sorts of wildlife (including birds) - identification tools, regional checklists, species accounts and descriptions, and more. Of local interest click for Butterflies of Westchester County, New York and Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of New York.

Helping Bluebirds and Other Small Cavity Nesters Thrive and Survive—Filled with all sorts of information on attracting nesting bluebirds and other cavity nesting birds. Includes information on feeding, planting for bluebirds, controlling House Sparrows, and much much more. This site has lots of photos and videos.

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