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View the Best Avian Photography of 2019

In celebration of the natural connection between birding and photography, Wyncote Audubon Society is hosting the 2019 Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit at the locations below. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a display of the winning photos as well as learn more about our local birdlife. This is the eastern Pennsylvania debut of this incredible [...]

2019-12-10T10:42:34-05:00December 10th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-12-10T10:01:59-05:00December 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 [...]

2019-12-10T09:56:21-05:00December 10th, 2019|

WVWA Joins Forces with Others to Protect the Chimney Swift Habitat

From the Weaver's Way Coop Shuttle Online By Margaret Rohde, Conservation Manager, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association Since 2016, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) has been working to create and protect habitat for chimney swifts, a bird species in severe decline. We’ve created habitat in the form of artificial chimneys or “towers,” the first built [...]

2019-10-21T10:22:20-04:00October 21st, 2019|

Support the Forage Fish Conservation Act

Today, there are three hundred million fewer seabirds in the world than there were in 1950, a population decline of seventy percent. These magnificent birds such as Atlantic Puffins, Least Terns, and Bald Eagles rely on fish as their primary food source, but they often can’t find enough to eat. Forage fish are small, schooling [...]

2019-10-04T16:37:12-04:00October 4th, 2019|

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The dire results in recent reports of scientific studies tell us that birds and wildlife have been in dramatic and precipitous decline. This is the result of several critical factors that include catastrophic loss of habitat exacerbated by the effects of climate change. We have learned that America's wildlife is in crisis—and today, more than [...]

2019-10-04T16:02:15-04:00October 4th, 2019|

River Herring and Shad Update and Cap Review

Please attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) Hearings in Philadelphia on August 14, 2019 “River Herring and Shad Update and Cap Review” from 2:30-4:00 pm The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) is reviewing current protections for river herring and shad and considering doubling the cap on the number of [...]

2019-08-08T09:26:05-04:00July 29th, 2019|

A Climate Change Warning from the Red Knot and Horseshoe Crab!

This month, many of us will be traveling to historic spots along the Delaware Bay in New Jersey and Delaware. We will be there to witness the epic journey of the Red Knot as it comes to feed and rest along the Delaware Bay shore after a migratory flight of thousands of miles. Deborah Cramer [...]

2019-05-17T14:23:50-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Support Efforts to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On May 1st, the House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; moving one step closer towards ensuring the Refuge remains a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (HR 1146), introduced by Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), [...]

2019-05-17T14:13:37-04:00May 17th, 2019|