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Audubon Confirms Egg in Harmar Nest 2/27/17

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania announces that the Harmar Bald Eagles have laid their first egg of 2017. The Harmar eagles’ nest is located on a hillside above Route 28. The egg was laid after the sun went down on Monday, February 27 and the adults immediately began exhibiting signs that there was an egg in the nest. Watch the Harmar eagles on their nest by clicking here.

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Construction in Progress at Beechwood

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!

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Audubon Featured in Christmas Bird Count Article

[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.

Participate in the Christmas Bird Count!

Scientists rely on the remarkable trend data of Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) data to measure changes in the environment and in bird populations throughout the continent.  This information paints a clear picture of bird distribution and abundance which aids in the understanding of what of what can be done to conserve bird species.  While scientists rely on the data, the success of the CBC relies on people like you!Participation is free and experience is not necessary – new birdwatchers can be teamed up with experienced birdwatchers.  Counting birds at bird feeders is also an important part of this count, so you don’t even have to leave your home!Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts the Pittsburgh CBC.  This year, the count is scheduled for Saturday, December 31st for the area surrounding Pittsburgh.  The CBC Dinner is scheduled for January 1, 6:00PM at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.  The results of the Pittsburgh count will be tallied during this event. 

Audubon's Natural Gas-fueled Cars - Sponsored by EQT and Honda North

As we finish what will be the hottest year globally on record, we know that the reality of climate change is here. What is ASWP doing to combat the problem?

​Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania Announces Winners of Environmental and Conservation Awards

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania announced its 2016 Environmental and Conservation Award Winners. The awards were presented at Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Annual Members Banquet on July 14, 2016.