Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Community Center, Congers Lake Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrest Rd., Congers, NY, 10920. (If there is an alternate location, it will be highlighted in RED with the program listing)


There is plenty of parking near the Community Center and it is handicap accessible.

RAS programs are free and open to the public. Donations to help offset costs are greatly appreciated!


Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 7pm for refreshments and mingling with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Formal program begins at 7:30pm!

If you would like to contribute a sweet or savory treat for the refreshments table, please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the meeting!

These programs are made possible through generous donations from our members and friends! Thank you!


Directions: Google Map Directions Coming soon!



Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience


Date: Friday, 15-Sep-2017 ***NOTE DATE CHANGE: THIRD Friday***
Speaker: Lorrie Schumacher

A live bird program.  


Exploring Cuba: Not Your Average Birding Adventure


Date: Friday, 6-Oct-2017
Speaker:  Alan & Della Wells

Dr. Alan and Della Wells describe their trip to Cuba.


Invasive Plants Identification, Control and Removal

Date: Friday, 3-Nov-2017

Speaker: Glenn Sungela

Learn about invasive plants.



Going to Galapagos

Date: Friday, 1-Dec-2017

Speaker: Bill Fiero

A travel adventure to the Galapagos Islands.


For the Birds: Protecting Wildlife through the Naturalist Gaze

Date: 5-Jan-2018
Speaker: Elizabeth Cherry

Liz Cherry, RAS Board Member and Sociology professor at Manhattanville College, will speak about her research on birding for her upcoming book.



Date: 2-Feb-2018
Speaker: TBD




Date: Friday, 2-Mar-2018




Date: Friday, 6-Apr-2018
Speaker: TBDel



6:00-7:30 p.m.: Members' Annual Meeting & Potluck

Bring a salad/side dish, main dish, or dessert. Please note that if you bring a hot dish, there is no way to reheat your dish at the community center. Also, bring your own plate, cutlery, and serving utensils. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to TBD.  

7:30-9:00 p.m.: TBD

Date: Friday, 4-May-2018

Speaker: TBD



Date: Friday, 1-Jun-2018

Speaker: TBD