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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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A pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers was found nesting in northern Forest County last summer.


Bird Walk

On Saturday, June 18, Mike Leahy will lead a birdwalk at SGL 330, the Piney Tract.  We will be looking for grassland birds, in particular, the Henslow’s Sparrow. The walk will begin at 8:30 in the parking lot on Mt. Zion Road at SGL 330.

There will be a meeting location at Exit 53 on I-80 at the parking lot at the top of the hill at Wolf’s campground driving range.  We will meet there at 8 a.m. and caravan to The Piney Tract  just 10 minutes from there.

If you choose to to directly to SGL 330, follow the  directions on this website -  Click on Go Birding, then Piney Tract.  This site also describes the area's history and reason for its Important Bird Area (IBA) designation.

April-May Drummer

Horned Puffin, photo by Jeffrey Hall