This was a Zoom presentation on Chimney Swifts on September 9, 2021, hosted by Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. To report chimney swift sightings, please use THIS FORM.
From audubon.org Connie Sanchez does not have a favorite bird. Like many birders across the world, it is the hardest question to answer. “Too many to choose from.” Sanchez would probably have a similar response when asked about the highlight of her conservation career. That’s what happens when a career spans more than twenty years, takes [...]
A Presentation by Judy Stepenaskie on June 4, 2021 On February 17, 2011, Judy Stepenaskie was walking across the Green Lane Bridge in Manayunk looking for ducks on the Schuylkill River below, when she saw another birder walking across the bridge from the opposite direction. The birder introduced himself and while they were talking spotted [...]
Wyncote Audubon Society REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE* For Election of Officers and Directors May 2021 OFFICERS Nominations for a Term of One – Year July 2021 to June 30 2022 President: Leigh Altadonna Vice President: Sherry Krider Secretary: Wendy Clymer Treasurer: Constance Sanchez BOARD OF DIRECTORS Class of 2024 Leigh Altadonna Wendy Clymer Rich [...]
One of the recommendations in the Wyncote Audubon Society Strategic Plan was to review and revise the Constitution and By-Laws under which Wyncote Audubon has operated. The existing by-laws have been in place for decades and with little change since becoming an Audubon chapter in 1967 and incorporation in 1977. Major revisions were considered. The [...]
Reprinted from the Delaware Valley Italian-American Herald By Pete Kennedy Leigh Altadonna has been fascinated by birds since he was a kid.
Triggered by a catastrophic bird collision event in Philadelphia on October 2, 2020, that received international publicity, the Wyncote Audubon Society convened a meeting of a group of key conservation partners on October 14, 2020 to actively address the bird collision problem in Philadelphia. As a result, the Bird Safe Philly Coalition was formed. The [...]
Researchers estimate that between 365-988 million birds die annually in the United Sates from colliding into windows. Most of the collisions are with windows in suburban homes and low-rise buildings, and not with city skyscrapers. Learn about the causes and patterns of collisions and actions you can take to mitigate bird collisions on your own [...]
Tykee James, center, listens to Audubon volunteers share their experiences speaking with members of Congress in April 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon “I’m in actual TEARS!” posted Tykee James one day in an Audubon staff chat channel. Tears of jubilation, for avid birders like James, are usually reserved for rarities and lifers. [...]
Every year, as many as 1 billion birds die from colliding with buildings, especially those with extensive glass surfaces. During the day, these collisions result from birds mistaking reflections of open skies or nearby vegetation for the real deal. At night, when most birds migrate, lit-up buildings disorient and attract them, luring them not just off their migratory [...]