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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!

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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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Audubon Confirms Hatch in Hays Nest

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania has confirmed a hatch at the rebuilt Hays Bald Eagle nest. The confirmation is based on the adult eagles’ behaviors. Because the webcam cannot see into the rebuilt nest, there is no visual confirmation of the hatch. However, the parents are exhibiting behaviors consistent with a hatch. They are bringing food into the nest and ripping it into small pieces, then leaning over to feed the eaglet. Audubon will continue to monitor the nest and wishes to thank the eagle watchers on the trail for their continued updates on what’s occurring in the nest. When images are available of the chick, Audubon will distribute them to the media and via social media.

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.

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!

Audubon in the Tribune-Review: Backyard Bird Count

Audubon was featured in the Tribune-Review article Great Backyard Bird Count set for Feb 17-20. The bird count is built on volunteer watchers, from beginners to experts from around the world, to tally the number and species of birds in their backyards in as little as 15 minutes. “Because you don't know all of the birds that doesn't mean you can't report all the cardinals or blue jays you see,” said Scott Detwiler, an environmental educator for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania headquartered at Beechwood Farms in Fox Chapel." Read the full article here.