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 the second Wednesday of the month, September through December and March through June, at 6:30 p.m. 

Activities have been suspended due to Covid, but

Outdoor activities will resume with the spring weather!

 

We meet for our annual picnic at Beaver Creek Wetlands the second Wednesday of August.

Programs

May 12, 6:30 p.m. - Talk at Beaver Creek

June 9, 6:30 p.m. - Talk at Beaver Creek

June - Date TBA - Piney Tract Talk

Go Birding!

 

March 20 - Conneaut Marsh Outing

April 21 - Beginner Birding Walk - Rail 66

May 8-15 - Birdathon

May 15 - Warbler Walk, Oil Creek State Park

May 19 - Beginner Birding Walk - Rail 66

June 16 - Bird Walk - Cook Forest

Arrival Dates

Wondering when to expect a new migrant? Click here for Gary Edwards' list of Arrival Dates.

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. 

CBC News Revised!

Dear Birders:

The CBC counting is over, the numbers have been amassed, the data entry is almost complete and here we go with some numbers!

 

You all were intrepid!  We had 26 observers in the field and 18 at the Feeders.  We traveled 6.41 hours (6.08 miles) by foot, and 63.5 hours by car (497 miles), with 38 reported feeder hours and 4.75 nocturnal (owling) hours (16 miles).  We saw 58 total species (plus a Count Week Merlin and Count Week Fox Sparrow) and a total of 6929 birds!

 

Evening Grosbeaks were seen by three groups; these birds were only spotted twice before since the year 2000.  We did well. We had some suggestions, and will be following up on them this year.  We encourage you to tell your birder friends about the CBC, and recruit them for next year's count.  We'd especially like to add to our Feeder Watchers and our new Walker/Hiker group.  I might also mention that the report asks if we had anyone out in a boat, on a golf cart or ATV, on horseback or wheelchair, or on skis or snowshoes!  Don't limit yourself....

Your Compiler,

Debbie McCanna

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

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Piney Tract Tour, photo by Deb Freed