Putnam Highlands Audubon Society

A Chapter of the National Audubon Society, Founded in 1976

We Serve New York Putnam and Dutchess Counties

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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 in Beacon, Cold Spring, Garrison, Philipstown and other local towns.

We maintain two New York bird sanctuaries, deRham Watergrass Sanctuary in Philipstown, Putnam County and Reese Sanctuary in New Hamburg, Dutchess County.


Putnam Highlands Audubon Events 

Here are our Winter Bird Walks and Events. Enjoy nature and learn about our wonderful Hudson Valley bird population. 


Birdathon 2019

May 11th - 12th, 2019

Birdathon is your local Putnam Highlands Audubon Society’s fundraising appeal, providing us with nearly all of our operating funds.  On May 11th for 24 hours our teams will seek out as many bird species as possible, surveying throughout the Hudson Valley!  Our birders are again dedicating their efforts to the memory of three stalwarts: Jim and Doug Rod and Marty McGuire.

Your Support Helps Sustain Our Many Programs

Read More and Donate Here

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Putnam Highlands Audubon Society Annual Dinner

April 6th, 2019

Thank You for Making Our 2019 Dinner a Very Successful Event Enjoyed by All

Our Sincere Appreciation to All Who Attended Our Presenters and

Our Wonderful Event Space Old VFW Hall and Host

Kim Conner

Silent Auctions Supporters

Ascend Studios

B&L Deli

Cafe Le Bouchon

Cathryn's Tuscan Restaurant

Cold Spring Depot Restaurant

Country Goose

Dolly's Restaurant

Hudson Beach Glass

Hudson River Expeditions

Jospeph’s Fine Jewelry

Kyle Bardwell

Lew Kingsley

Marbled Meat

Mountain Tops

Old Souls

Perry Pitt

Peter Salmonson

Riverview Restaurant

Split Rock Books

Wild Life Conservation Society Park

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 April “3rd Saturday” Bird Walk at Constitution Marsh

Rescheduled to April 27th, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Join birding experts and naturalists from Putnam Highlands Audubon Society (PHAS) and Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary (CMACS) for a guided walking tour of CMACS. Walk limited to 20 participants.

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