Introducing Bird Safe Philly!

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 [...]

2021-04-27T11:37:59-04:00April 27th, 2021|

Window Collision Webinar with Pennypack Trust

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 [...]

2021-02-15T14:44:11-05:00February 15th, 2021|

Audubon Spotlight: Tykee James Builds Coalitions to Create Change

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. [...]

2020-09-14T08:58:47-04:00September 14th, 2020|

Building Collisions Are a Greater Danger for Some Birds Than Others

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 [...]

2020-09-14T08:47:48-04:00September 14th, 2020|

Board Nominations 2020

VOTE HERE BY JUNE 1, 2020 Report of the Wyncote Audubon Society Nominating Committee: April 17, 2020 Wyncote Audubon Society Officers and Board of Directors 2020-20 Nominations for Officers 2020-2021 President Leigh Altadonna Vice President Rich Conroy Secretary Wendy Twining Clymer Treasurer Constance Sanchez Nominations for the Board of Directors Class of 2023 James [...]

2020-05-18T16:40:50-04:00May 18th, 2020|

It Takes Village

The Keystone Ambler (Farm and Garden Club) Chapter has been working toward educating the public about the need to use native plants in one’s garden here in Southeastern PA. Our hope is that by creating interesting and beautiful gardens at Robbins Park for Environmental Education, as well as the Upper Dublin High School court yard, [...]

2020-05-14T15:13:29-04:00May 14th, 2020|

Audubon’s 2019 Policy Agenda

From Audubon.org Achieving bipartisan conservation solutions that address the biggest threats to birds and the places they need. Bald Eagle. Photo: Rick Lott/Audubon Photography Awards Audubon’s conservation vision—that we protect birds throughout their full lifecycle—requires we address the biggest threats to birds and the places they need now and into the future. Those [...]

2020-02-28T11:31:13-05:00February 28th, 2020|

Gone Missing: 3 Billion Birds

Announcement: Gone Missing: 3 Billion Birds, Presentation and Panel Discussion on SATURDAY, MARCH 7th from 2 - 5 p.m. at Stockton University in the Alton Auditorium, sponsored by Friends of Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in partnership with New Jersey Audubon A recent study sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology revealed that almost 3,000,000 birds have [...]

2020-03-03T10:02:42-05:00February 25th, 2020|

Urge Congress to Vote for Passage of the “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019”

The "Recovering America's Wildlife Act (H.R.3742) was introduced in this 116th Congress last summer. A major provision of this legislation is the provision to distribute funds to states to support nongame wildlife programs including fish, birds, and other wildlife. This act will support increased and dedicated funding for Pennsylvania bird conservation. There are 90 bird [...]

2020-02-28T11:33:10-05:00December 10th, 2019|

The Delaware River Basin Needs Your Help!

We have a short time to act before Congress signs off on the fiscal year 2020 budget! Congress will vote by December 20 on the Interior Appropriations bill, which contains funding for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program. The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program is a non-regulatory program that will provide funding and technical assistance [...]

2020-02-28T11:33:21-05:00December 10th, 2019|
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