Henslow's Sparrow, photo by Jeffrey Hall

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Piney Tract Tour, photo by Deb Freed

Presque Isle Outing, photo by Ron Montgomery

Henslow's Sparrow, photo by Jeffrey Hall

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Seneca Rocks Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Clarion, Forest, Jefferson & Venango Counties in northwest PA.

We enjoy birds and nature--all are welcome to join us for our programs, outings, and projects.

Our Chapter

Our meetings always include a nature program. They are held at the Clarion Free Library the second Wednesday of the month, September through December and March through June, at 6:30 p.m. 

New Location for our Picnic!

Our picnic will be August 11 at the Clarion County Park, Pavilion #6, at 5:30 pm.

Click below for Updated Membership Form

Programs

September 8, 6:30 p.m  Ron Montgomery and Gary Edwards -- "Our Thrushes"

October 13, 6:30 p.m.

Kelly Culbertson of the Cook Forest Conservancy -- "Cook Forest"      

November 10, 6:30 p.m.

Scott Stoleson --  "Cerulean Warblers"

December 8, 6:30 p.m 

Members' Night and CBC planning. CBC will be Saturday, December 18

   

Go Birding!

Common Nighthawk

Watches

 

Oil City Marina,  6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning August 13. Contact Gary Edwards

 

Mill Creek, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning August 14.

Contact Mal Hays

 

Owl Prowl

November 10, 6 pm at Roberts Hill Road. Rain date Nov. 11

Contact Mal Hays

News From ASWP
(Audubon Society of Western PA)
Remove Your Bird Feeders

Click for Bird Mortality Reporting Form

 

Dear Audubon friends,

We’ve received a number of inquiries about the disease that’s causing neurological problems, conjunctivitis, and death in songbirds in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, Ohio, and Florida. Thankfully, so far, no cases have been reported in our area of southwestern Pennsylvania.

 

Out of an abundance of caution and in agreement with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, we advise people to remove their bird feeders (including hummingbird feeders) until we learn more about the cause of the problem.

Because the origin of the illness has not been identified, it’s important to remove situations where birds congregate in order to reduce chance of disease spread. As we learn more about the cause, we will provide updates on next steps and when you may place your feeders back outside.

 

At this time, we’ve stopped selling bird seed, bird food, and feeders in Audubon Nature Stores. Our goal is to help lessen the spread of the disease—every little bit helps!

 

Please note: when we’re able to put feeders back out, it’s vitally important to keep them clean. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Clean feeders at least weekly to help to keep birds healthy.

  • Feeders may be disinfected with a bleach solution (1/2 cup of bleach per gallon of water).

  • First, clean your feeder with soap and water.

  • Then soak the feeder in the bleach solution for 15-20 minutes.

  • Completely rinse and dry the feeder before refilling it.

 

We will post updates on our website, aswp.org, and on social media.

 

Bird Sightings Wanted!

Carole Winslow is the Clarion County compiler for the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology. She sends quarterly reports for publication in their journal Pennsylvania Birds. These reports are usually published in our newsletter also.

Email or call Carole with sightings or questions.

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News!

Birds of Venango County: The status, distribution, and history of the birds of Pennsylvania’s Oil Region, written by Gary Edwards with Jeffrey Hall, is now available. SRAS is very proud of this accomplishment! 

 

The book is $20 plus $3.50 postage. Address is:

Gary Edwards

224 Meadow Rd. Apt.9

Seneca, PA 16346

Email Gary here for info. 

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Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this website were taken locally by chapter members.

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