Venango County Birds -
205 Species for 2016


Seneca Rocks Audubon Society (SRAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society active in the Clarion, Forest, Jefferson and Venango County region of northwestern PA.  If you are interested in enjoying the world of birds, protecting wildlife and its habitat or gaining an appreciation of the natural environment,  join us!  All of our events at SRAS are free and open to the public and families are welcome!

Bird Sightings Wanted!!

Carole Winslow is the Clarion County compiler for PSO (Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology), and is responsible for sending quarterly reports to the journal Pennsylvania Birds.

Email your sightings to Carole here, or call (814)745-3818.

Ruffed Grouse, Margaret Buckwalter
Ruffed Grouse, Margaret Buckwalter
Seneca Rocks Audubon Society

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In 2017, a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers was found nesting in northern Forest County for the third consecutive year.

Sept/Oct Drummer

A Red Crossbill is an unusual sighting in PA in winter, almost unheard of in summer. This Red Crossbill female appeared for less than 15 minutes at Meg and Nick Kolodick's home in Seneca on June 17, 2016.

Venango Co. Bird List


Identifying Woodpeckers



The Woodpecker Program held at the Marienville Library on April 8 went quite well, with an enthusiastic group of about thirty people of all ages. Above are Gary Edwards, standing left, and Ron Montgomery, center.

Photo by Pat Conway.