Protecting our Precious Environment through Education, Conservation and Preservation

Putnam Highlands Audubon Society








Protecting our Precious Environment through Education, Conservation and Preservation. 

As a chapter of the National Audubon Society, we dedicate ourselves to preserve and maintain those lands and waters that have been entrusted to our stewardship, and to inform and educate the public on issues involving birds, wildlife, and the environment.  

PHAS provides a schedule of programs, including bird walks, educational programs, field trips, and guest lectures.  These programs are intended to appeal to a wide range of interests and ability levels.


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PHAS "3rd Saturday" Summer Bird Walks 2018 

Here is our July and August Bird Walks, and October. Enjoy nature and learn about our wonderful hudson valley bird population. 

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Duck Pond Bird Walk at Taconic Outdoor Center

JULY 21st 8:30 am – 10:00 am

We enjoyed a pleasant one mile hike around the Duck Pond.

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Summer Bird Walk at West Point Foundry Cove Preserve

AUGUST 18th 8:30 – 10:00 am

Discover the bird life of Cold Spring in this tranquil waterfront preserve with scenic views of Storm King Mountain.

Target bird species include Green Heron, Double-Crested Cormorant, and Spotted Sandpiper, on a universally accessible walking path.

Meet in the parking area at the end of Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring.

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Fall Bird Walk at Glynwood Farm

October 20 at 8:30 AM - 10 AM

On Saturday, October 20, Ryan Bass, an accomplished birder from Garrison and member of the Putnam Highlands Audubon board, will lead a walk to explore some of Glynwood’s fields, ponds, and woods for fall migratory birds.

No experience is necessary. Bring your own binoculars; Ryan will also have several pair of binoculars to lend.

Meet at 8:30 am in the Glynwood parking lot. This free exploration is being co-sponsored by Glynwood Farm