Field TripFebruary 23, 2019Baldwinsville to OswegoBaldwinsville to Oswego. Join Bill Purcell on a trip to look for waterfowl and gulls along the rivers from Baldwinsville to Oswego. Please contact Bill, 315-382-2871 email@example.com, for more details.
Board MeetingFebruary 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmHoneywell Onondaga Lake Visitors Center
Free Public ProgramMarch 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmRobert P. Kinchen Central Library 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, N.Y.Linking Behavior andBiodiversity in Birds.Bird behaviors are incredibly complex. How does the promiscuous sexual behavior of closely-related subspecies of the Australian Red-backed Fairy-wren affect whether or not they will interbreed? Does the Galápagos Vampire Finch’s bizarre habit of drinking blood mean it’s on the way to becoming a new species? What unique behaviors do Northern…
Field TripMarch 23, 2019Long Branch Park, 3813 Long Branch Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090, USALong Branch ParkJoin Jason Luscier on the north end of Onondaga Lake to look for waterfowl ,gulls, and other late-winter birds. Please contact Jason for more details. Jason Luscier 479-871-9199 firstname.lastname@example.org
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…
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