About Wyncote Audubon Society

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About Us

At Wyncote Audubon Society, we welcome everyone to experience the joys of birding. Our mission as an organization is to care for birds, for their habitats, and for the conservation efforts that will keep them with us for generations to come. And we hope you’ll join us in that effort!

Originally founded as the Wyncote Bird Club in April 1914, its founding members hailed from Wyncote adjacent communities like Glenside and Elkins Park. In 1967, they became an official chapter of the National Audubon Society and shifted to the name Wyncote Audubon Society in 1970.

The Wyncote Audubon Society serves over 2000 Audubon members in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, including Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Manayunk, Mt. Airy, Roxborough, North Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia.

We hope you’ll join us at one of our monthly meetings, held on the third Friday of most months from September through May. Or sign up for one of our programs and volunteer opportunities. We’re excited to meet you and welcome you to the Wyncote family.

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Year Founded

Wyncote History

The Wyncote Audubon Society  was founded in April 1914 as the Wyncote Bird Club. Its original meetings were held at All Hallows Church and later at Thomas Williams Junior High in Wyncote.  Its original members hailed from Wyncote adjacent communities like Glenside, and Elkins Park. The Wyncote Bird Club became an official chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1967 and was renamed as the Wyncote Audubon Society in 1970.

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Members

Wyncote at Work

Wyncote Audubon participates in community days, bird festivals, and other community events where there is a focus on community organizations and bird friendly activities. Our volunteers set up tables and displays to provide information and encourage interest in our programs, activities and membership.

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Municipalities Served

Wyncote Service Area

The Wyncote Audubon Society serves the nearly 2000 Audubon members in its service area which encompasses major portions of Montgomery County and Philadelphia, including Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Manayunk, Mt. Airy, Roxborough, North Philadelphia, and Northeast Philadelphia.

Wyncote Audubon Society Leadership

Leigh Altadonna
President
Nilesh Shah, Vice President
Nilesh Shah
Vice President
Connie Sanchez
Treasurer
Wendy Clymer, Treasurer
Wendy Clymer
Secretary

Committee Leadership

Troy Bynum, Field Trip Committee Chair
Troy Bynum
Field Trip Committee Chair
Olivia Cochran, Education/Audubon Adventures Chair
Rich Conroy
   Committee Chair
Olivia Cochran, Education/Audubon Adventures Chair
Olivia Cochran
Education Committee Chair
Stephanie Egger, Bird Safe Philly Committee Chair
Stephanie Egger
Bird Safe Philly Committee Chair
Katherine Falso, Education Committee
Katherine Falso
Education Committee
Sherry Krider, Outreach Committee Chair
Sherry Krider
Outreach Committee Chair
Olivia Cochran, Education/Audubon Adventures Chair
Marlene Morano
   Committee Chair
Jason Porter, Outreach Committee Member
Jason Porter
Outreach Committee
Rebecca Reicherter, Webmaster
Rebecca Reicherter
Webmaster
Margaret Rohde, Birdathon Committee Chair
Margaret Rohde
Birdathon Committee
Kevin Roth, Program Committee Chair
Kevin Roth
Progam
Committee
Chair
Victoria Sindlinger
Victoria Sindlinger
Birdathon
Committee
Co-Chair
Kuenhi Tsai, Finance Committee Chair
Kuenhi Tsai
Finance
Committee
Chair
Robin Irizarry, Philadelphia Programs Committee Chair
Robin Irizarry
Philadelphia
Programs
Chair

Wyncote Audubon Society is a proud supporter of the Bird Town Pennsylvania program which works alongside local municipalities to promote community-based conservation.

Our Partners

Wyncote Audubon Society has the good fortune to work alongside incredible partners, all doing their part to protect birds and the place they need. Below are some of the invaluable partners in our region who work tirelessly to strengthen conservation efforts, protect birds, and enhance their communities.

Briar Bush Nature Center
Friends of the Wissahickon
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Montgomery County Lands Trust
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
Whitemarsh Foundation
Wissahickon Environmental Center
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
Cape May Observatory
Delaware Valley Ornithological Club
Delaware Ornithological Society
Valley Forge Audubon Society
National Audubon Society