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Weekend in the Adirondacks

Lake Seranac, NY Lake Saranac

Join Briar Bush and Wyncote Audubon for a two-night, three-day trip to the Adirondacks to go birding.  Guided by Dennis Miranda, we’ll embark on a proven itinerary of finding over 100 species of breeding birds by sight and sound from the wildest corners of the Adirondack Park. From the vast floodplain boreal forest of the […]

Alaska’s St. Paul Island or “I Can See Russia From Here”

Plymouth Meeting Friends Meeting House 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

While you can’t really see Russia from the Pribilofs, St. Paul Island is pretty close. Located in the Bering Sea, this island is a destination for birders who want to see birds that are blown over from Russia and other parts of Europe and Asia. We will learn about the bird species that have been […]

Program: Birds and Birding in the Holy Land

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park

Regardless of its small size Israel has one of the highest diversity of birds and wildlife in the world. Israel forms the land bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa and twice a year millions of migrants pass through the country. Join us and hear about the birds, nature and wildlife of Israel and the conservation […]

Program: Israel – Where Migration is Defined

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park

Israel is well known as one of the best places in the world to witness and truly experience bird migration. Millions of migrants from hundreds of species pass through Israel twice a year, making it one of the world's busiest and most impressive flyways. Join us and hear about the amazing birds of Israel and […]

Young Forests are for the Birds

Plymouth Meeting Friends Meeting House 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

Sometimes it takes drastic action to help a species, but that's what Mike and Laura Jackson did on 29 acres of their forested property south of Everett, Pennsylvania. Back in 1985, when Laura's parents gave them the 114-acre property, the forest was in bad shape: a lot of trees were dead from gypsy moth defoliation […]

Lawn to Meadow Workshop

Basilian Spirituality Center 710 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown

Convert part of your turfgrass lawn into a meadow to beautify your property, attract pollinators, and help make our creeks cleaner Learn more about native plant meadow benefits, techniques, and challenges Free program. Light dinner provided RSVP 215-744-1853 or ryan@ttfwatershed.org

Planting for Birds

Plymouth Meeting Friends Meeting House 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

Since 1970 we have lost half the birds in the world, with habitat destruction listed as the number one cause of declining populations by far. Although we fight to preserve habitat as a group by educating and working with our governing bodies, we often fail to take a hard look at our own properties. As […]

Annual Dinner with Speaker, John Kricher

North Hills Country Club 99 Station Avenue, Glenside

REGISTER Program: The Enigma of Bird Behavior Birds have historically been viewed as talented automatons that are hatched programmed by their genes to innately behave in ways that are necessary for their survival. More recently, ornithologists have come to recognize how nuanced and flexible bird behavior is and how birds are capable of significant learning […]

Birds Can Tell Us Things and We Should Listen: A Look at How Birds Inform Conservation and Human Cultures

Plymouth Meeting Friends Meeting House 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

Our speaker, Ron Rohrbaugh, will talk about how birds serve as bioindicators to help guide global and regional conservation priorities, including adaptation to climate change; and how birds truly are “canaries in the coal mine” when it comes to protecting human health. About Our Speaker Ron Rohrbaugh is the Director of Conservation Science and Forest […]

Understanding The Factors That Drive Populations – A Study in Chimney Swifts

Plymouth Meeting Friends Meeting House 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

Aerial insectivores - swallows, nighthawks, martins, flycatchers, and swifts – are showing some of the greatest population declines among birds, and it's unclear exactly why. Chimney swifts, whose populations have declined by 52% in PA over the last 60 years, serve as a “canary in the coal mine” for this suite of species. This presentation […]