Field TripApril 1, 2017 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pmDerby Hill Bird Observatory, 36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114, USAEarly-migrating raptors will be on the move. Dave Wheeler will help spot birds, talk about field marks and flight dynamics, and provide insight into the world of hawk migration. Contact Dave for details Dave Wheeler 315-373-5350 (Tigger64@AOL.com)
Free Public ProgramApril 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pmMarcellus Free Library 32 Maple St., Marcellus, N.Y.Habitat and Ecology of Native Orchids of New York State Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. Bernie Carr will describe the natural history of some of the 60 species of orchids found within New York State, many of which are endangered or threatened and nearly all of which are state-protected from collecting.
Free Public ProgramApril 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmTrinity Church Parish Hall 227 Sherman St., Watertown, N.Y.Common Terns on the St. Lawrence River: From Peril to Prosperity Dr. Lee Harper is a consulting avian ecologist who has studied and managed Common Tern populations along the river for nearly four decades. Come learn about the past, present and future of this globe trotting species along our northern border.
Field TripApril 22, 2017 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pmDerby Hill Bird Observatory, 36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114, USAThis second field trip to Derby Hill will see all 15 regular raptor species possible. Dave Wheeler will again host the trip, help point out birds, and answer questions about migration. Contact Dave for details Dave Wheeler 315-373-5350 (Tigger64@AOL.com)
Field TripMay 6, 2017Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066, USAHike with experienced leader through woodland and grassland habitats. Please contact Jerry Case for more details 315-687-9599. Water and insect repellent are recommended.
Free Public ProgramMay 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 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). Nick will discuss basic tick ecology and behavior, as well as how to identify common tick species, how to protect oneself and one’s pets from tick-borne illnesses.
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