About Us

Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Garden Club

Mission Statement

To promote and preserve the beauty of the Chautauqua grounds as well as its habitats and ecosystems. We advocate the protection of birds and bats, the conservation and expansion of our tree canopy and the maintenance of the gardens of the Chautauqua Institution. The club provides educational programs and works to preserve the environment through projects and strategic alliances.

Resources for the ExploreCHQ App content/photos/recordings

Information for Explore has been generously provided by our outstanding Western NY nature partners.

Every attempt has been made to record and acknowledge the additional range of sources used to obtain information to enhance Tour Patron's experience on tour.

Sources for content: Birds, trees, garden, lake include:


“The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology”





Chautauqua, An American Utopia Jeffrey Simpson

Chautauqua Lauri Watters

100 Years of Beauty by Mary Lee Talbot

Professional Photographers:

Angela James

Jeff Tome

Jeanne Wiebenga