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Strong Enforcement of the MBTA Urged

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:19+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Audubon News, Conservation|

The following letter, signed by former U.S. Department of Interior Officials, urges strong enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA): The Honorable Ryan Zinke January 10, 2018 Secretary of the Interior 1849 C St., NW Washington, D.C. 20240 Dear Secretary Zinke: We are all conservation professionals who have formerly served the Department of the Interior, [...]

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The White House Turns Its Back On America’s Birds

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:19+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Audubon News, Conservation|

Originally published on the website of National Audubon WASHINGTON—“Christmas came early for bird killers. By acting to end industries’ responsibility to avoid millions of gruesome bird deaths per year, the White House is parting ways with more than 100 years of conservation legacy,” said David O’Neill, Audubon’s chief conservation officer, in response to the Trump Administration's [...]

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News on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:19+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Audubon News, Conservation|

Photo by Victor Benard Congress has passed a tax package that includes a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. As dispiriting as this, you should know that our fight isn’t yet over. A number of regulatory, scientific, political, and infrastructure-related hurdles must still be cleared before [...]

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Proposed Federal Law Could Save Countless Birds From Death by Glass

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:19+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Audubon News|

Glass kills birds—that’s not news. Decades of research by ornithologist Daniel Klem estimates up to a billion avian mortalities from North American buildings each year, a number that experts say is widely shared and recognized. But despite its scope, moves to solve the problem have been comparably small and slow.

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Martin Selzer: A Life of Birding

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:19+00:00 July 25th, 2017|WAS News|

Martin has been a major presence in Wyncote Audubon Society for many years. His many contributions to the club have included: President for seven years, Vice President, Treasurer for six years, Edward Hicks Parry Award Recipient, Field Trip Chair for ten years, Conservation Chair, Christmas Bird Count Chair for ten years. He has given travel [...]

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Springfield Township Becomes a Bird Town

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|WAS News|

Courtesy of the Springfield Township EAC, July 19, 2017 The township has gone to the birds At its July 12 meeting, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the Audubon Bird Town program, which was proposed by the township’s Environmental Advisory Commission. Springfield joins 26 other municipalities in Pennsylvania in becoming a Bird Town, [...]

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THANK YOU from “The Swifts”!

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:20+00:00 June 29th, 2017|WAS News|

On May 12th and 13th , our dedicated team of six birders walked more than 15 miles, many times by trekking over soggy trails in wind and pouring rain. We visited nine beautiful sites in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed: Fort Washington State Park; Carpenter’s Woods, Houston Meadow and the Wissahickon Environmental Center in Fairmount Park; [...]

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Why You Should Attend an Audubon Bird Town Native Plant Swap

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:20+00:00 March 7th, 2017|WAS News|

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 [...]

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The Great Backyard Bird Count 2017

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:20+00:00 February 7th, 2017|WAS News|

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 [...]

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

By | 2018-04-03T15:47:20+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Dale Twining Project, WAS News|

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 [...]

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