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

Upcoming Meetings

From September through May, the Mearns Club meets every second Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. At the meetings, a club member or an outside speaker gives a presentation about his or her birding travels or studies.

February 12, 2018

Join long-time Mearns member Carol Weiss as we continue our exploration of Caribbean birds. In previous talks, speakers have touched on the Greater Antillean islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba. Carol describes her recent exploration of the island of Jamaica, the third of the four main Greater Antillean islands. With approximately 28 endemics, including the spectacular Red-billed Streamertail, and approximately 290 bird species overall, Jamaica is one of the top birding locations in the Caribbean.

March 12, 2018

Lee Hunter, birding China

April 9, 2018

Bill Fiero, birding Scotland

May 14, 2018

Len Rothman, birding Trinidad and Tobago

September 10, 2018

Dave Baker, birding Northern California


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

Meeting Locations

From September through December, we meet at the Hudson Highland Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center (Kenridge Farm), in Cornwall, New York, in the farmhouse across the driveway from the barn.


From January through May, we meet 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!


Presentation Chair

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

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