Our Mission: To preserve birds, other wildlife, and their habitats by promoting appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation.
Urgent Call to Action! PA HB1576, the final push.
PA House Bill 1576, the “Endangered Species Coordination Act,” is a misguided piece of legislation that would remove the ability to designate state endangered species from the Game Commission and place it in the hands of a politically appointed committee with no scientific or conservation expertise. In all likelihood this committee will have ties to the gas and energy industry and act in a way beneficial to their interests. There has been a great deal of opposition to this bill from nature lovers across the state but one final push is needed between now and March 11. Click here to take action.
Drawn from Nature, the annual juried art show will be held at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove on April 12–27, 2014. The prospectus is now available for artists who wish to submit their work. Click here for more information.
Hike: Wissahickon Creek Gorge, Philadelphia, PA (5–6 miles)
March 6, Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
Bird/Nature Walk: Green Valleys Association at Welkinweir, Pottstown, PA
March 8, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
Field Report: Great Backyard Bird Count at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Feb. 16, 2014
Last weekend concluded another Great Backyard Bird Count. This citizen science project sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society has been a huge success -- at the time of this post, 139,298 checklists were submitted, 4,082 species were observed, and 17,248,978 individual birds were counted. Read more...
Field Report: John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Dec. 7, 2013
On Saturday, December 7, Vince Smith led a group on a bird walk at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove that saw 37 species. Highlights included Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and Lesser Black-backed Gull. While Lesser Black-backed Gulls are common winter visitors to the larger bodies of water in Bucks County, such as Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park, it's much rarer to see them in Montgomery County, especially away from a large lake or similar body of water. Read more...
Field Report: John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Nov. 16, 2013
On Saturday, November 16, the people attending our Winter Bird ID Course were given the chance to test their new skills on a bird walk on the grounds of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. 25 species were spotted, including such winter birds as Brown Creeper, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco. Read more...