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It's a victory for the birds - thanks to Pitt!

[Image credit: Kate St. John] Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) was recently alerted to a potential problem for migrating birds. The University of Pittsburgh’s blue victory lights, which shine vertically from the Cathedral of Learning after a Panthers’ football or national championship win, could trap migrating birds, disrupting migration and leading to bird deaths.

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Updates to organizational information

A draft of new bylaws was presented at our October 2018 board meeting and will be finalized at the December 2018 board meeting. To learn more about the proposed changes, Click here.

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Read the Newest Bulletin!

Read the newest Bulletin online!

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Pittsburgh's Eagle Cams are Live!

[December 26, 2017] - Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania announces that the Harmar and Hays Bald Eagle web cameras are now streaming at www.aswp.org. The cams were installed in partnership with CSE Corporation, Comcast Business, Arborel Tree Services, a Davey Company, and JASE Construction Services. We look forward to an exciting 2018 Bald Eagle breeding season!

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Beechwood's ADA trail is now open!

The ADA trail at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve is open! There are also accessible parking spaces near our pond now, just drive down the hill between the parking lot and the native plant center to get to the spaces. See you on the trails.

Beechwood Open During Construction

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve remains open while $1 million in upgrades are being done at the Fox Chapel site. Work includes redoing the entryway, expanding the parking lot and adding two handicapped-accessible trails and restrooms. Read more from the article in the Tribune-Review.

Audubon confirms Hays eaglet has fledged

Audubon Confirms Fledge of Eaglet in Hays Nest - [Pittsburgh, PA, June 15, 2017] – Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania confirms that the eaglet in the Hays Bald Eagle nest has fledged. The eaglet was seen flying on its own by citizen scientists, and this marks a successful breeding season for the Hays Bald Eagle family, which overcame adversity after its original nest collapsed during a February storm.

Audubon Confirms Hatch in Harmar Eagles' Nest

 Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania confirms an eaglet hatch at the Harmar Bald Eagles’ nest. The confirmation is based on the adult eagles’ behaviors—there is still no visual confirmation of the eaglet. A newly-hatched eaglet is grey, fuzzy, and very small—but grows very quickly. We expect to be large enough to see in about a week’s time via the webcam. This morning, an adult eagle was seen ripping food into small pieces, then leaning over to feed the eaglet (see attached image). Audubon will continue to monitor the nest and will provide images of the eaglet when it’s visible within the nest. At this time, we cannot confirm if there will be more than one eaglet in the nest. The first egg was laid on February 27, 2017. The Harmar Eagle Cam may be viewed at http://aswp.org/pages/harmar-nest.