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Natural Selections: Judy Stepanskie, The Falcon Godmother

Reposted from Montgomery News - article by Mike Weilbacher On St. Patrick’s Day afternoon, while scores of revelers wearing green top hats and shamrocks were passing by, Judy Stepenaskie and I were in front of St. John the Baptist Church in Manayunk, the church famous for, among other things, its large stone steeple being the [...]

2019-03-22T10:21:18-04:00March 22nd, 2019|

Strong Enforcement of the MBTA Urged

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, [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 16th, 2018|

The White House Turns Its Back On America’s Birds

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 8th, 2018|

News on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 8th, 2018|

Proposed Federal Law Could Save Countless Birds From Death by Glass

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.

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00October 27th, 2017|

Springfield Township Becomes a Bird Town

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, [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00July 25th, 2017|

Why You Should Attend an Audubon Bird Town Native Plant Swap

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00March 7th, 2017|

The Great Backyard Bird Count 2017

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00February 7th, 2017|