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


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, club meetings have been suspended until we can find a location where we can meet safely.

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.

June 5, 2021: The club picnic is back! It will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 12 noon at the picnic area in Winding Hills County Park, which is on Rt. 17K just west of the Village of Montgomery; once in the park, follow the signs to the picnic area. The rain date is Sunday, June 6. Please bring your own lunch and a lawn chair.  The club will provide some sodas, water, and cookies to share. If you have any questions, please call Linda Strohl (845-496-3021) or Tracy Patsch (845-255-5840).

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.


Program Chair

Are you interested in making a presentation to our club? If so, 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.