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. 

Spring and summer will include outdoor talks, walks and outings.  Check back for details.


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


See our newsletter, The Drummer, for details on events.

Go Birding!


Outdoor talks, walks and outings are being planned for spring and summer.

Details will be coming up.

Arrival Dates

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


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. 

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.

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 20 observers in the field and 17 at the Feeders.  We traveled 6.41 hours (6.08 miles) by foot, and 58.91 hours by car (407.18 miles), with 38 reported feeder hours and 4.75 nocturnal (owling) hours (16 miles).  We saw 59 total species (including a Count Week Merlin) and a total of 6865 birds!


Evening Grosbeaks were seen by three groups; these birds were only spotted twice before since the year 2000. A Fox Sparrow in Clarion was only   the fourth sighting for this species since the count began in 1988. We did well.  I will be releasing a final report when I figure out how to format it, so that we can see where the birds were in our Circle sections. 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

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Henslow's Sparrow, photo by Jeffrey Hall