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.

The 2021 club picnic has been cancelled.

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:

Cancelled March 9, 2020: Lee Hunter, Birding Ethiopia

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

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

PostponedJune 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.


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.