WAS News

The Dale Twining Project: Bird Records and a Bit of Birding History

A group of WAS volunteers have been regularly, methodically and faithfully committing the late Dale Twining’s birding records to spreadsheets from which they will be edited by Wendy, Dale’s daughter and Stephanie, Dale’s granddaughter. These records will eventually be sent to Cornell’s eBird where others can access them. They provide a look into the past [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00January 6th, 2017|

Militia Hill Hawk Watch Begins It’s 29th Season

The Militia Hill Hawk Watch has been recording raptor migrations at Fort Washington State Park for nearly three decades. An all-volunteer effort, there are folks at the observation tower everyday from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM from September 1st through October 31st. The volunteer monitors are there to identify and record the species of raptors seen and the numbers of the [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00August 18th, 2016|

The September 2016 Edition of Naturally is out!

Check out the September 2016 edition of the “Naturally,” the newsletter of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Learn more about our recognition by the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed with their 2016 Legacy Award! Also see other articles about Cheltenham Township’s Audubon Bird Town designation, our expanded chapter territory, our Panama and Pennypack IBA Projects, Crosswicks Sanctuary, the [...]

2019-09-26T13:49:28-04:00August 18th, 2016|

Cheltenham Township is an Audubon Bird Town!

Representatives from Audubon Pennsylvania and the Wyncote Audubon Society present the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners with signs that recognize the community as an Audubon Bird Town. The board adopted a resolution to become at Bird Town at the recommendation of the Cheltenham Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). A perfect complement to the Cheltenham Sustainability Plan, becoming a Bird Town will both highlight the township’s ecological resources and extend environmental outreach and education. Pictured [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00July 20th, 2016|

Wyncote Audubon Receives the TTF Legacy Award

Representatives from the Wyncote Audubon Board accept the TTF Legacy Award from Julie Slavet, Executive Director of the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership. Pictured from left to right are Anthony Bellmon of PA Representative Boyle’s office, WAS Board members Rich Conroy, Martin Selzer, Robin Irizarry, Jennifer Sherwood, Janet Starwood, and Leigh Altadonna with Julie Slavet [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00June 15th, 2016|

Highland Elementary School Creates Bird Habitat

Highland Elementary School has worked diligently over the past two years to establish an “Audubon Bird Habitat.” Students from various grade levels have worked to clean out invasive plants and weeds and put in native plants and feeders to attract birds and butterflies. This was a group effort including parents, teachers, students from senior give [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00June 10th, 2016|

A Busy May at Crosswicks Sanctuary

Volunteers from the area branches of BB&T Bank arepictured here with Jennifer Sherwood (center), the Wyncote Audubon Society Crosswicks Sanctuary Chair. Twenty BB&T volunteers worked over the course of two full days to establish native plants in the “Zucker Glade” at the Sanctuary. BB&T selected Crosswicks as a “Lighthouse Project” and contributed $1,000 in plants and supplies. During [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00May 30th, 2016|

Connecting Students Through Migratory Birds

Greta Brunschwyler, Executive Director of Briar Bush Nature Center, also serves as Secretary of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Briar Bush Nature Center cosponsored ourInternational Migratory Bird Day effort with our Audubon Adventures students. Here she helps a Cheltenham Elementary School Audubon Bird Club student with the identification of a warbler that visited the water feature at the Griscom Bird Observatory. [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00May 14th, 2016|

WAS Receives Grant

The Wyncote Audubon Society was recently awarded a grant from the National Audubon Society to work on a project in the “Pennypack Important Bird Area.” Pictured above is the Pennypack IBA Stewardship Team that includes (from left to right) Dave Robertson, Executive Director of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust; Scott Morgan, Superintendent of Lorimer Park; [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00June 22nd, 2015|
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