Field TripMarch 24, 2018Long Branch Park. Join Jason Luscier to look for waterfowl, gulls, and other late winter birds. Please contact Jason Luscier for more details. 479-871-9199 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board MeetingMarch 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmOnondaga Lake Honeywell Center
Field TripMarch 31, 2018Derby Hill Bird Observatory, 36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114, USAJoin Bill Purcell for a day at Derby Hill, one of North America’s best spring hawk-migration sites. This is the peak time for many adult raptors. Besides the usual Turkey Vultures and Red-tailed Hawks, we would expect to see Red-shouldered and Roughlegged Hawks, Northern Harrier, and both Bald and Golden Eagles. Dress very warmly; bring…
Field TripApril 7, 2018Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 US Rte 20, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, USAJoin Scott Peterson and Jason Luscier on this trip to Montezuma to look for ducks, geese, swans, and other marsh birds. We will also check out other birding hotspots within the Montezuma complex as time permits. Contact Scott Peterson 315-430-4404 email@example.com for more details.
Free Public ProgramApril 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmManlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104, USAUsing Radar to Quantifyand Forecast BirdMigration Patterns. The notion of hundreds of millions—if not billions—of migratory birds passing in and out of broad geographic areas is of considerable public and ecological interest, as well as of conservation concern. Capturing and quantify these large-scale movements, however, has remained a principle challenge. Kyle Horton, a Cornell Laboratory…
Field TripApril 21, 2018Derby Hill Bird Observatory, 36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114, USAJoin Bill Purcell for a day at Derby Hill,one of North America’s best springhawk-migration sites. This second field trip to Derby Hill falls inthe peak time for Broad-winged Hawks,and all of the 15 regularly occurring raptorspecies are possible at this date. Dress very warmly;bring binoculars. Please contact Bill tosign up 315-382-2871.
Spring 2018 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.
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