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 Spring Bird Walks and Events. Enjoy nature and learn about our wonderful Hudson Valley bird population. 

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September Bird Walk at Glynwood, Cold Spring

Saturday, September 21 8:30-10:00

Kyle Bardwell and Sean Camilleri accomplished birders and members of the Putnam Highlands Audubon board, will lead a walk to explore some of Glynwood’s fields, ponds, and woods for fall migratory birds.

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October Bird Walk at Constitution Mars, Garrison

Saturday October 19th 8:30-10:00

Members of the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will lead a fall bird walk in search of migrating raptors, arriving winter waterfowl, and late neotropical birds.

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 November Bird Walk at Foundry Cove, Cold Spring

November 16th 8:30 - 10:00

Members of the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will lead a fall bird walk in search of migrating raptors and arriving winter residents.

Register Here