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Member benefits include a bimonthly newsletter outlining programs, activities and initiatives taking place in your local chapter of Audubon, and a one year subscription to the Audubon Magazine.

American Goldfinch (PHOTO: Genesee Valley Audubon Society)

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New Members:

Please send check or money order for $20 made out to National Audubon Society, Attn: Genesee Valley Audubon Society, 208 Rhea Crescent, Rochester, NY, 14615. Please include full address.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Genesee Valley Audubon Society offers many volunteer opportunities. Send inquiries to for details.

Board Members We’re currently recruiting new active board members.

Falcon Fledgling Watchers Commit three or four hours three weeks in June while young downtown falcons learn how to fly and hunt. Join the Falcon Watchers this year for the experience of your life. After the young falcons on leave the nest and start to fly, the real family dynamics start. It is an exciting experience to watch the adults catch prey to feed the young and watch the  young learn to fly. Sometimes falcon watchers help rescue the young if they get into trouble while learning to fly. Contact June Summers, or (585) 865-6047, if you are interested in participating.

Birders Needed to Monitor Cranberry Pond We need volunteer birders this spring and for several years to come to monitor marsh birds at Cranberry Pond in Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area. By establishing a baseline population this year we will be able to see how the marsh bird populations change in the years after the restoration projects are completed. GVAS and Audubon New York don’t have the details of how many times you will need to do the survey or where they will be done exactly yet, but we will be nailing that down soon. Contact June Summers if you are interested at

Water Chestnut Pullers We’re looking for owners of canoes and kayaks to offer one Saturday morning commitment July 20, 2019 or August 10, 2019 to pull invasive water chestnuts out of Braddock Bay. This summer GVAS will be working with the DEC to remove the invasive European water chestnut plants from Braddock Bay. We need your help because we are not going to have as much help from the paid staff of the PRISM. So join us on Saturday July 20 and/or  August 10. Bring your canoe or kayak and dress for the weather. We will meet at the Westpoint Marina at Braddock Bay, 105 E. Manitou Rd. Contact June Summers, or (585) 865-6047 if you are interested in participating.

Beach Cleanup 3rd Saturday in September join GVAS in picking up trash along the shoreline of Braddock Bay,  starts at 9:00 AM, Call June for more Information, (585) 865-6047.

Info Meeting Greeters 4th Tuesday between September and April.

Nature Walk Leaders Share your interest and knowledge with others.

Program Speakers We’re always looking for individuals looking to share their knowledge of the environment and the environmental sciences.

Represent GVAS programs and initiatives GVAS attends various events throughout the year. (Examples: Mendon Winterfest, Bird of Prey Days, Montezuma Audubon Wildlife Festival)

Contact June Summers, or (585) 865-6047 if you are interested in participating in any GVAS activities noted above.


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Genesee Valley Audubon Society
P.O. Box 15512
Rochester, NY 14615