Lime Hollow Nature Center
Peaceful Pond at Lime Hollow

Cortland Lime Hollow Bird Club

Come be part of the Cortland Bird Club. Enjoy morning walks of birding/exercise on the second and third Saturday's of each month. Meet Peter Harrity at the Lime Hollow Visitor Center at 9:00 am. We will hike along some of the steep terrain on the Tunison Lab side of the woods and visit a variety of habitats, including hemlock woods and the bog. Dress for the weather and the walking.

May 2014 Bird Walks

Join the friendly Cortland Lime Hollow Bird Club members on any Saturday during the month of May and search for central New York’s most colorful birds. Hikes need to start early to have the best chance of finding these feathered jewels. Don't forget binoculars, field guides and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. These hikes typically last about 2 hours.

  • May 3, Bird Walk

    7 am, Tunison Labs, upper parking lot on Gracie Road. Venture out with top birders and explore Lime Hollow trails looking for birds. It doesn’t matter if you're a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to have a great time. And you never know what you’ll find! Led by Jim McKenna.

  • May 10, Bird Walk

    7 am, Tunison Labs, upper parking lot on Gracie Road. Venture out with top birders and explore Lime Hollow trails looking for birds. It doesn’t matter if you're a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to have a great time. And you never know what you’ll find! Led by Matt Young.

  • May 17, Bird Walk

    7 am, Lehigh Valley Trail Ext. Parking lot on Gracie Road, across from Gracie Pond. Venture out with top birders and explore Lime Hollow trails looking for birds. It doesn’t matter if you're a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to have a great time. And you never know what you’ll find! Led by Bobbie Monroe.

  • May 24, Bird Walk

    7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center. Venture out with top birders and explore Lime Hollow trails looking for birds. It doesn’t matter if you're a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to have a great time. And you never know what you’ll find! Led by Matt Young.

  • May 31, Bird Walk

    7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center. Venture out with top birders and explore Lime Hollow trails looking for birds. It doesn’t matter if you're a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to have a great time. And you never know what you’ll find! Led by Peter Harrity.

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Bird Club Meetings

Bird Feeders at Lime HollowThe Cortland Lime Hollow Bird Club was very active starting in the 1960's and currently has over 40 active members. Read a History of The Cortland Lime Hollow Bird Club. Our mission is to promote birdwatching in Cortland County and Central New York:

  • to bring birders of different skill levels together to share in the enjoyment of birding
  • to educate the community about birds and our natural world
  • to foster an appreciation and respect of our local natural resources, and the wild creatures with whom we co-exist

Our members range from novice birders to skilled naturalists of different age groups. Bird Club trips are held at least a few times a year including May bird walks and the current walks led by Peter Harrity.

Our monthly meetings (except January and July-Sept) are the second Wednesday of every month and include discussion on avian identification, bird song, nature conservation and education, butterflies, flowers, and environmental concerns. All ages welcome. $15 annual membership fee supports the Lime Hollow Bird Sanctuary.

Lime Hollow and SUNY-Cortland co-sponser a bird talk ("Connie Wilkins Lecture") each early spring.

We also have one of the oldest Christmas Bird Counts in New York (started in 1919). This year's CBC will take place on December 14 and is open to novice and expert birders. If interested in participating please contact Matt Young at may6@cornell.edu.

Download our Bird Checklist for Lime Hollow (pdf, requires legal size paper). Copies are also available at the Lime Hollow Visitor Center.

Look for the Birding Book for Lime Hollow in the coming months.

Cortland Lime Hollow Bird ClubOfficers

President(s): Matt Young, Peter Harrity, Arnold Talentino and Bobbie Monroe
    (we rotate leading the meetings)

Secretary/Club Historian: Nancy Governali