Field TripMay 6, 2017Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066, USASaturday, May 6 Jerry Case 315-687-9599 Join Jerry (May 6 and June 4) and Paul (June 17) for our popular field trips at Green Lakes State Park. Hike with these experienced birders through woodland and grassland habitats. Good chances for Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Bluebird, and other nesting species. Please contact Jerry or Paul…
Wildlife FestivalMay 6, 2017 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pmMontezuma Audubon Center11th Annual Wildlife Festival Enjoy live animal shows, family entertainment, crafts, artisans, live music, delicious food, games, and much more! For more information, call 315-365-3580 or e-mail Montezuma@audubon.org. Additional Audubon Center programs are posted at ny.audubon.org/montezuma
LectureMay 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmDewitt Community Library, 3649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214, USAOn Tuesday evening May 9th. at 7:00 pm., Gene Huggins will be giving a lecture on "Native Plants That Attract Birds to Your Backyard" at the Dewitt Community Library. If you are interested in attending, please let the Dewitt Library know that you are coming. The website is www.dewlib.org or call 315-446-3578. While this is not an…
Free Public MeetingMay 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmOnondaga Free Library 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, N.Y.Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease in Onondaga County Nicholas Piedmont, a graduate student at SUNY-ESF, has studied the ecology and distribution of blacklegged ticks (aka deer ticks) and their associated tick-borne diseases within Onondaga County over the past two years. Nick will discuss basic tick ecology and behavior, as well as how to identify common tick…
Discover Derby Hill Bird ObservatoryMay 13, 2017 at 8:00 am – 3:00 pm36 Grand View Ave., Mexico, N.Y.Celebrate Spring migration at one of the Northeast’s best birding locations during a day of field walks that celebrate bird migration. Explore the trails and habitats of this premier birding location with experienced leaders. Walks start on every hour. Enjoy the spectacle of migrating birds from the lake watch, on trails through the fields and…
Field TripMay 27, 2017Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve, Whiskey Hollow Rd, Memphis, NY 13112, USAWhiskey Hollow & Vicinity Joe Brin 315-638-8309 Traditional spring migrants and breeding birds trip to the special gorge that is an Important Bird Area and partly protected by the Central New York Land Trust. We’ll look for several vireos; Cerulean, Hooded, and Mourning Warblers; Scarlet Tanager; Barred Owl, which nests there; and Acadian Flycatcher, found…
Spring 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.
Volunteer to help Lake Ontario Piping Plovers
Seeking volunteers to assist with the stewardship of Piping Plovers on the beaches of eastern Lake Ontario during the 2017 breeding season. Over the past few years, Piping Plovers have been observed at Sandy Island Beach State Park and Lakeview Wildlife Management Area and we are hoping they will return in 2017. Having Piping Plovers on Lake Ontario during the breeding season is incredibly exciting--every single individual Piping Plover is significant! Please call Jillian Liner at the number below if you are interested and want to learn more! Jillian M Liner Director of Bird Conservation Audubon New York c/o Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 254-2437
Oppose Efforts to Weaken the Endangered Species Act
Congress is moving quickly to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife. The Endangered Species Act has a proven track record of success in providing a safety net that protects our most vulnerable wildlife. It has prevented 99 percent of the species under its care from going extinct, including America's symbol, the Bald Eagle. We should allow this critical law to continue to protect wildlife for future generations, not undermine it. Please ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
National Action Alert
Your voice was heard! President Obama has created the first Atlantic Marine National Monument
Engaging students and educators
2017 Birdathon – May 20
“Together for Birds” Petition
Bird conservation is a core American value, whether inspired by the powerful flight of a Bald Eagle or the charisma of a Blackburnian Warbler. This value is widely supported by citizens of all political persuasions. Now, we face a critical moment. The environment was not a major issue in the recent election, but decisions made by the incoming Congress could have far-reaching impacts for birds and their habitats. That's why we need everyone who cares about birds to join together and sign this petition to protect cornerstone legislation and other top conservation priorities. The American Bird Conservancy will present the collected signatures, now in the thousands, to government decision-makers on Earth Day 2017 (April 22). Sign now!
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