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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.
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 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.