WAS News

Why You Should Attend an Audubon Bird Town Native Plant Swap

Sunday April 9, 2017, 1-4 PM Briar Bush Nature Center Home gardeners have always generously shared extra plants with other friends. This camaraderie benefits all: the giver gets rid of excess plants and may get a favor in return, while the recipient gets free plants and the knowledge about growing them. A plant swap is [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|WAS News|Comments Off on Why You Should Attend an Audubon Bird Town Native Plant Swap

The Great Backyard Bird Count 2017

The Wyncote Audubon Society has annually sponsored GBBC events in with our community partners. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our Audubon Adventure students and their families and other interested folks to participate in this international program. The GBBC is conducted each year over Presidents’ Weekend. All are invited to stop by for a [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|WAS News|Comments Off on The Great Backyard Bird Count 2017

The Dale Twining Project: Bird Records and a Bit of Birding History

A group of WAS volunteers have been regularly, methodically and faithfully committing the late Dale Twining’s birding records to spreadsheets from which they will be edited by Wendy, Dale’s daughter and Stephanie, Dale’s granddaughter. These records will eventually be sent to Cornell’s eBird where others can access them. They provide a look into the past [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Dale Twining Project, WAS News|Comments Off on The Dale Twining Project: Bird Records and a Bit of Birding History

Militia Hill Hawk Watch Begins It’s 29th Season

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 [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Hawk Watch Updates, WAS News|Comments Off on Militia Hill Hawk Watch Begins It’s 29th Season

The September 2016 Edition of Naturally is out!

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 [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|WAS News|Comments Off on The September 2016 Edition of Naturally is out!

Cheltenham Township is an Audubon Bird Town!

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 [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|WAS News|Comments Off on Cheltenham Township is an Audubon Bird Town!

Wyncote Audubon Receives the TTF Legacy Award

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 [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|WAS News|Comments Off on Wyncote Audubon Receives the TTF Legacy Award

Highland Elementary School Creates Bird Habitat

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 [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|WAS News|Comments Off on Highland Elementary School Creates Bird Habitat

A Busy May at Crosswicks Sanctuary

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 [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Crosswicks Updates, WAS News|Comments Off on A Busy May at Crosswicks Sanctuary

Connecting Students Through Migratory Birds

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. [...]

By | May 14th, 2016|WAS News|Comments Off on Connecting Students Through Migratory Birds