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

Zoom Meetings

Because of the current surge in COVID cases in Orange County, we are holding meetings over Zoom rather than in person, until further notice. For details, visit the club’s group.

The Mearns Club follows CDC and New York State COVID-19 guidelines. Please wear a mask—preferably a multilayer mask rather than a single-layer cloth mask or a bandanna—to meetings to protect yourself and other club members against COVID-19, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Please do not attend meetings if you aren’t feeling well or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

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.

Monday, January 10, 2022: We will be treated to a talk, titled “What’s Hatching,” by Wendy Tocci, regional coordinator of the Hudson area of the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas. Please plan to attend to learn about this important statewide effort to document breeding of birds in the state. Wendy will provide information about the efforts to date and what’s ahead in 2022, the third year of the five-year atlas. 

February 2022: No meeting

March 2022: Local wildlife rehabilitators Karen and Annalise Reed will speak about the work.

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

Meeting Location

Meetings are held at the Blooming Grove Senior Center at 4 Horton Road in Blooming Grove. The senior center, and its parking lot, are behind the Blooming Grove Police Department.


Program Chair

Are you interested in making a presentation to our club? If so, please contact Program Chair Don Aitchison at A small stipend is available for nonmembers.

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