Blue Grosbeaks and Indigo Buntings, from New York State Museum, “Annual report” (1902), Biodiversity Heritage Library

2019 Meeting Dates

The Mearns Club meets at 7:00 pm every second Monday of the month (note exceptions below) from September through May. At the meetings, a club member or an outside speaker gives a presentation about his or her birding travels or studies.

September 9, 2019: Lee Hunter, Birding Ethiopia. Note that this meeting will be held at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center (formerly Kenridge Farm).

October 21, 2019 (third Monday): Jeff Goulding, Birding Arizona

November 18, 2019 (third Monday): Bill Fiero, Birding Thailand (title to be confirmed).

December 9, 2019: Mearns Club Share-a-Thon

January 13, 2020: Elizabeth Cherry, Associate Professor of Sociology at Manhattanville College in Purchase, will speak about her new book, For the Birds: Protecting Wildlife through the Naturalist Gaze, which will be available for purchase at the meeting.

March 9, 2020: TBD

April 20, 2020 (third Monday): TBD

May 11, 2020: TBD

Solitary Sandpiper, Stewart State Forest. Photo by Bill Fiero.

Meeting Location

Meetings are held in the second-floor library of the Washingtonville Middle School, in Washingtonville, New York. Please note that if the Washingtonville schools are closed because of inclement weather, the meeting is cancelled! 

Please also note that owing to security changes at the school, the front door will remain locked. We’ll position one of our members at the door to let people in until 5 or 10 minutes after the start of the meeting. Please try to arrive on time.


Presentation Chair

If you’re interested in making a presentation to our club, please contact Program Chair Alan Wells at A small stipend is available for nonmembers.

Red-throated Loon, George’s Island Park. Photo by Maryangela Buskey.