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Militia Hill Hawk Watch Begins It’s 29th Season

By | August 18th, 2016|Hawk Watch Updates, WAS News|

The Militia Hill Hawk Watch has been recording raptor migrations at Fort Washington State Park for nearly three decades. An all-volunteer effort, there are folks at the observation tower everyday from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM from September 1st through October 31st. The volunteer monitors are there to identify and record the species of raptors seen and the numbers of the [...]

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The September 2016 Edition of Naturally is out!

By | August 18th, 2016|WAS News|

Check out the September 2016 edition of the “Naturally,” the newsletter of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Learn more about our recognition by the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed with their 2016 Legacy Award! Also see other articles about Cheltenham Township’s Audubon Bird Town designation, our expanded chapter territory, our Panama and Pennypack IBA Projects, Crosswicks Sanctuary, the [...]

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Cheltenham Township is an Audubon Bird Town!

By | July 20th, 2016|WAS News|

Representatives from Audubon Pennsylvania and the Wyncote Audubon Society present the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners with signs that recognize the community as an Audubon Bird Town. The board adopted a resolution to become at Bird Town at the recommendation of the Cheltenham Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). A perfect complement to the Cheltenham Sustainability Plan, becoming a Bird Town will both highlight the township’s ecological resources and extend environmental outreach and education. Pictured [...]

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Wyncote Audubon Receives the TTF Legacy Award

By | June 15th, 2016|WAS News|

Representatives from the Wyncote Audubon Board accept the TTF Legacy Award from Julie Slavet, Executive Director of the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership. Pictured from left to right are Anthony Bellmon of PA Representative Boyle’s office, WAS Board members Rich Conroy, Martin Selzer, Robin Irizarry, Jennifer Sherwood, Janet Starwood, and Leigh Altadonna with Julie Slavet [...]

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Highland Elementary School Creates Bird Habitat

By | June 10th, 2016|WAS News|

Highland Elementary School has worked diligently over the past two years to establish an “Audubon Bird Habitat.” Students from various grade levels have worked to clean out invasive plants and weeds and put in native plants and feeders to attract birds and butterflies. This was a group effort including parents, teachers, students from senior give [...]

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A Busy May at Crosswicks Sanctuary

By | May 30th, 2016|Crosswicks Updates, WAS News|

Volunteers from the area branches of BB&T Bank arepictured here with Jennifer Sherwood (center), the Wyncote Audubon Society Crosswicks Sanctuary Chair. Twenty BB&T volunteers worked over the course of two full days to establish native plants in the “Zucker Glade” at the Sanctuary. BB&T selected Crosswicks as a “Lighthouse Project” and contributed $1,000 in plants and supplies. During [...]

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Connecting Students Through Migratory Birds

By | May 14th, 2016|WAS News|

Greta Brunschwyler, Executive Director of Briar Bush Nature Center, also serves as Secretary of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Briar Bush Nature Center cosponsored ourInternational Migratory Bird Day effort with our Audubon Adventures students. Here she helps a Cheltenham Elementary School Audubon Bird Club student with the identification of a warbler that visited the water feature at the Griscom Bird Observatory. [...]

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Field Trip Report: Belleplain State Park

By | May 2nd, 2016|Filed Trip Updates|

On Saturday night I made the decision to run the field trip knowing the forecast for Sunday was not promising. On the Wyncote Audubon Facebook Page I posted the following: “Conditions for our field trip will be less than optimal. I plan on donning my rain gear, bringing my umbrella and giving it a try but I [...]

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Annual Christmas Bird Count

By | December 19th, 2015|WAS News|

Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual Christmas Bird Count. Be sure to get your totals in to compiler, Andy Fayer.      

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Free Audubon Bird Guide App Now Available

By | October 1st, 2015|Audubon News|

National Audubon has released an updated version of it Audubon Bird Guide app and it is now being offered free . To download free App.

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