Field TripMarch 30, 2019Derby Hill Bird ObservatoryJoin Bill Purcell for a day at Derby Hill, one of North America’s best spring hawk-migration sites. Dress very warmly; bring binoculars. Please contact Bill tosign up. Bill Purcell 315-382-2871This is the peak time for many adult raptors.Besides the usual Turkey Vulturesand Red-tailed Hawks, we would expect to see Red-shouldered and Roughlegged Hawks, Northern Harrier,…
Free Public ProgramApril 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmManlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104, USAHow a Single GeneCould Save theAmerican Chestnut At the beginning of the 20th century ,American chestnut populations were devastated by blight. Hoping to restore this species to Eastern forests, William A. Powell, professor and director of SUNY-ESF’s Council on Biotechnology in Forestry, has been researching methods to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut.Come learn about the…
Field TripApril 20, 2019Derby Hill Bird ObservatoryJoin Bill Purcell for a day at Derby Hill, one of North America’s best springhawk-migration sites. Dress very warmly;bring binoculars. Please contact Bill tosign up. Bill Purcell 315-382-2871This second field trip to Derby Hill falls in the peak time for Broad-winged Hawks, and all of the 15 regularly occurring raptor species are possible at this…
Field TripMay 4, 2019Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066, USAJoin Jerry Case on our popular field trip at Green Lakes State Park. Hike with an experienced birder through woodland and grassland habitats. Good chances for Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Bluebird, and other nesting species. Please contact Jerry for more details. Jerry Case 315-687-9599
Free Public ProgramMay 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmMarcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St, Marcellus, NY 13108, USABirds of Prey ofMontezuma NationalWildlife Refuge.Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge ,one of our favorite birding hotspots, offers visitors numerous birds of prey. Since 2009, refuge staff and volunteers have been conducting a comprehensive survey of these fascinating birds. Linda Ziemba, a wildlife biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the primary biologist at the Montezuma…
Discovery Derby Hill DayMay 11, 2019 at 8:00 am – 3:00 pm36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114, USACelebrate spring migration at one ofthe Northeast’s best birding locationsduring a day of field walks thatcelebrate bird migration. Explore thetrails and habitats of this premierbirding location with experiencedleaders. Explore Derby Hill’s trails andhabitats with experienced leaders;bird walks start every hour, on thehour. Enjoy the spectacle of migratingbirds from the lake watch, on trailsthrough the fields…
Spring 2019 Programs
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The mission of Onondaga Audubon is to encourage the conservation of birds and other wildlife native to Central and Northern New York.
Urge Congress to uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
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
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.
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