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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June Bird Walk Glynwood

June 15th 8:30 AM

Volunteers from the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society led a wonderful bird walk to observe grassland birds in this bucolic setting. Glynwood offers a rare chance to see an established colony of Purple Martins, a species that is declining in New York State.

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July Bird Walk Sunken Mine Rd

Saturday July 20th, 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Clarence Fahnestock State Park

Join volunteers from the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society to observe woodland birds such as Yellow Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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 August Bird Walk Granite Mountain Preserve

Saturday August 17th, 8:00 – 9:30 AM:

Join volunteers from the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society and Hudson Highlands Land Trust for a hike at HHLT’s first preserve. Located in Peekskill Hollow Brook, this preserve serves to protect the area’s vital drinking water and quality wildlife habitat.

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