Meetings

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

2019–2020 Meeting Dates

General meetings of the Mearns Club are held at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of every month from September through May (except February). At club meetings, a club member or an outside speaker gives a presentation about his or her birding travels or studies. Here’s the line-up for 2019–2020:

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

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: Lee Hunter, Birding Ethiopia

April 20, 2020 (third Monday): Scott Craven will speak on the history of Croton Point, New York, and its avian fauna.

May 11, 2020: Alan Wells, Large Wading Birds of North America

June 2020: Club picnic


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! 

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.

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Program Chair

Are you interested in making a presentation to our club? If so, please contact Program Chair Alan Wells at awells@bestweb.net. A small stipend is available for nonmembers.

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