Come Join Us
Want to learn more about birds? Hope to incorporate native plants into your garden? Interested in Citizen Science? Or just want to take a guided hike through our reserves? Audubon offers programs that connect people of all ages to birds and nature.
Hike our Trails
Audubon has three reserves that are open to the public—Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel, Succop Nature Park in Butler, and Todd Nature Reserve in Sarver. Each location has its own unique characteristics but all contain miles of walking paths and the exceptional opportunity to reconnect with nature. Learn more about our reserves and plan your visit.
Making a Difference
We’re a regional leader in conservation and birding projects that protect our natural world. From constructing and installing Chimney Swift towers to creating a conservation plan for the Buffalo Creek Watershed, Audubon works closely with local government and groups to bring environmental awareness to the forefront.
About This Bird
The Prothonotary Warbler moves between branches in the dim understory of swampy woodlands. It has beady black eyes and blue-gray wings and builds its nest in holes in standing dead trees. This warbler’s population is declining, due to loss of forested wetlands in the U.S. and mangroves on its wintering grounds.
Did You Know?
This warbler often forages above standing or slow-moving water. It slowly hops along branches, twigs, and along fallen trees, keeping fairly low or actually dropping to the ground in search of food. It flies between trees and shrubs with heavy wingbeats in an undulating pattern.