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 Birding Events 

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

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January Bird Walk at Shawangunk Wildlife Refuge

January 26, 2019

A great event lead by Kyle Bardwell in Partnership with Saw Mill River Audubon we are guiding a winter bird walk at Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in Wallkill, NY.

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Photo Credit: Kyle Bardwell



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February - "3rd Saturday" Bird Walk, Bald Eagle Program, Little Stony Point

February 16th, 2019

Join us for a bird walk lead by Scott Silver, PHAS Board Member and Facility Director/Curator of Animals,Queens Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society.

It's a perfect time to watch our beautiful Eagles over the Hudson River.

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Photo Credit: Scott Ericksen, Garrison N.Y.

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Climate Change and Gardening with Philipstown Garden Club

February 9th, 2019

Conscientious gardening is very important and supportive to our bird population. Learn about gardening in the age of climate change with Kim Eierman a New York based Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants.

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