Field TripSeptember 23, 2017Syracuse Inner Harbor Creekwalk, Syracuse, NY 13204, USAPaul Richardson will be leading a field trip to the Creekwalk and Onondaga Lake to look for waterfowl and late migrating songbirds. Please contact Paul for details of time and meeting place. Paul Richardson 315-488-5022
Field TripOctober 7, 2017Onondaga Lake West Shore Trail Join Alison on a trip to Onondaga Lake’s Visitor Center and West Shore Trail. This 5-mile round trip is on an easy, paved walking trail and will afford looks at waterfowl, resident birds, and late fall migrants. This trip is great for beginning birders. Please contact Alison for more details and a meeting location. Alison…
Free Public ProgramOctober 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmManlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104, USAThe Role of Birds in Lyme Disease Dispersal. SUNY-ESF graduate student, Kurt Gielow is conducting research on ticks carried by American Robins and other common backyard bird species in Upstate New York. He is looking at the distribution and commonality of ticks on birds in urban and rural environments and the role birds play as…
Free Public ProgramOctober 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmFlower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601, USAManaging New York’s Non-game Wildlife. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation biologist Irene Mazzocchi will update us on priority management programs. She will discuss DEC efforts with Black Terns and other colonial waterbirds and grassland birds.
Field TripOctober 21, 2017Onondaga Lake East Shore - Restoration WayJoin Jason Luscier for a morning of birding along the eastern shore of Onondaga Lake, starting at the southeastern end of Restoration Way and continuing toward the Liverpool Marina. In addition to some excellent fall waterfowl, participants will learn the ins and outs of the eBird smartphone app. This will likely be a 2-3 hour…
Free Public ProgramNovember 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmManlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104, USARare Snail Chitt Chat. Join us for a talk about an endangered snail whose entire population only exists at one location, Chittenango Falls State Park, New York. Discover why snails are important to our ecosystems and how researchers are helping endangered snail species like the Chittenango ovate amber snail (COAS) persist. Cody Gilbertson has studied…
Fall 2017 Programs
The mission of Onondaga Audubon is to engender in Central and Northern New Yorkers a greater appreciation for their land, water, and other natural resources, and to increase respect for the wildlife that inhabits these places, especially birds.
Standup for the Food Seabirds Need
Send your public comments to urge the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to vote for ecosystem-based fisheries management, and ensure enough Atlantic menhaden are left unfished for birds and other wildlife. The ASMFC is in the process of deciding how much of an important forage fish, a prey item for many coastal birds, to leave in the ocean, unfished. This could be an unprecedented decision to protect a small, yet vital fish and the birds that depend on them. https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/RtfM_OBvoki0vnrx04RGHQ2
Photo: Joseph Costanza/Audubon Photography Awards
Camillus Forest and Split Rock Unique Areas Management Plans.
This UMP will assess the natural and recreational resources of these areas and provide a foundation for the development of long term management goals, objectives, and actions. The public is invited to share their ideas about plan development during the comment period which runs from August 10, 2017 through October 10, 2017. The public is invited to provide feedback in a number of ways including: In person at a public comment session scheduled for: August 10, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Camillus Town Office located at 4600 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219. Or you may mail, call or e-mail the contact below with your comments/ideas before the comment deadline of October 10, 2017. Contact: Matt Swayze, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095 extension 220, E-mail: R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov.
Wind Alert for Great Lakes States
Wind Alert for Great Lakes States The Great Lakes are home to one of the world’s greatest bird migration routes, but wind developers plan to build hundreds of dangerous turbines either in the Great Lakes or along their shores that could be disastrous for birds. Wind turbines are an essential source of clean energy, but they need to be responsibly located—not placed in the path of countless migratory birds. American Bird Conservancy Great Lakes Action Alert: If you live in the Great Lakes region, please send a letter to decision makers in OH, PA, NY, MI, IL, IN, WI, and MN. You can ask your governor and state wildlife officials to protect birds—and keep the Great Lakes and their shorelines free of large-scale wind energy development. Click on photo above for link.
Engaging students and educators
National Action Alert
Birds Beware: House Proposes Drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Click on photo for link to National Audubon action page for more information.
Bird Smart Wind Energy
The American Bird Conservancy Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program's primary goal is to protect U.S. native birds from the rapidly growing threat of poorly sited and managed wind turbines. In a three-part series, Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign, answers some of the more frequently asked questions about threats: How does wind energy threaten birds? What bird species are most threatened? How does the threat of wind energy compare to that of climate change? You can view this series of FAQs at: https://abcbirds.org/support-bird-smart-wind-energy-solutions/ or click on photo above.
Tell the EPA that Long Island Sound is Not a Dumping Ground
Stand with Audubon New York as we remind the EPA that Long Island Sound is one of New York’s greatest natural treasures and not a dumping ground.
Support Bird-friendly Buildings Legislation
Building collisions kill millions of bird each year, and many of these needless deaths can be prevented. A new bill would promote bird-friendly materials and design features at federal buildings.
Meet outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts
Visit our sanctuaries
We have two, both on the shore of Lake Ontario
Add your voice on issues that impact our environment