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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.Read More
Construction in Progress at Audubon’s Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve: Trails, Nature Store - Open During Construction - Construction has begun atAudubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, located in Fox Chapel. The improvements are the result of monies raised during Audubon’s Centennial Campaign. $6.3 million of the $7 million goal for the campaign has already been raised, including $1.7 million for projects at Beechwood. Watch the construction cam!Read More
Tell Senators “No” on Pruitt to Lead EPA: We believe—and know you agree—that a healthy environment is extremely important for people, plants, and animals. Clean air and clean water are critical for birds everywhere. Without the strong protections of the past, we would not be enjoying the resurgence of Bald Eagles in our region today. For that reason, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania has asked both Senator Toomey and Senator Casey to reject the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (read our official letter here).
117th Christmas Bird Count Summary for Pittsburgh - One hundred and seventy participants joined forces to tally the birds of Pittsburgh on December 31, 2016. The annual count is hosted and coordinated by Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and always occurs on the Saturday after Christmas, hence the New Year’s Eve date. Despite the holiday, participants spent a combined 278 hours in the field and 121 at feeders. [READ MORE]
Bald Eagle Webcams at Harmar, Hays Now Streaming Live - [Fox Chapel, PA, January 4, 2017] – Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania announces the 2017 launch of the Harmar and Hays Bald Eagle webcams. To view the webcams and to participate in live chats with other eagle fans, visit www.aswp.org. “Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s mission is to connect people to birds and nature, and over the past three years, our Bald Eagle cameras have connected millions of viewers to these impressive birds,” says Jim Bonner, Audubon’s executive director. “We look forward to what we hope will be another successful year for Pittsburgh’s Bald Eagles.”
[Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 25, 2016] Volunteers on Wednesday will hike through wooded areas of Westmoreland County in search of feathered creatures flying in the air and perched in trees. Members of the Bushy Run bird circle will have their eyes peeled in four locations — Beaver Run and Loyalhanna reservoirs, Keystone State Park and Bushy Run Battlefield. Read the full article here.