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ASWP Receives Burke Center Native Plant Grant

ASWP announces that it has received a National Audubon Society Coleman and Susan Burke Center for Native Plants award to support its native plant initiatives. ASWP's native plant nursery opens May 12, 2018.

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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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Hays, Harmar Cams Streaming for 2017 - Pittsburgh Bald Eagles

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.”

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?