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Think Globally, Act Locally: Support Climate Action in Our Bird Towns and Municipalities!

Earlier this spring, Cheltenham Township, one of our Audubon Bird Towns, adopted the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” in a resolution recommended by their Environmental Advisory Council. The goal of the Ready For 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is to encourage Pennsylvania’s cities and towns to make a pledge to complete the transition to 100% renewable [...]

2019-05-17T14:24:30-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Audubon Supports “30 by 30” Legislation: Modernizing Pennsylvania’s Renewable Energy Standards

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing this generation. It has had a significant impact on the environment, from rising sea levels to more extreme weather events, costing businesses, governments, and taxpayers billions of dollars. We can all attest to the impact that climate change has on birds and other wildlife. Pennsylvanians [...]

2019-05-17T14:24:42-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Spring 2019 Edition of Naturally … Now Available!

We've just prepared the latest edition of Naturally - our quarterly newsletter. Of note, we are seeking participation in our survey, which will help us with future planning for our organization. Please click on the button below to take part in the survey (before May 30, 2019). TAKE THE SURVEY   DOWNLOAD THE LATEST [...]

2019-09-26T13:48:57-04:00April 26th, 2019|

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|