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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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Contact Your US Senator - Voice Your Opposition

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). 

Christmas Bird Count Summary - Pittsburgh

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]

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.