Bird WalkMay 23, 2019Erie Canal Park, 5750 Devoe Rd, Camillus, NY 13031, USAJoin Diane for morning beginner’s birdwalks at Camillus Erie Canal Park. Bring binoculars. Diane will give instruction on how to use binoculars correctly and give tips on how to spot and identify woodland birds. The trip will take two to three hours and be easy walking along the towpath and on the nature trail. Please…
Field TripMay 25, 2019Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve, Whiskey Hollow Rd, Memphis, NY 13112, USAWhiskey Hollow and VicinityOur traditional spring migrants and breeding-birds trip to the special gorge that is an Important Bird Area and partly protected by 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 in only a few places…
Bird WalkMay 30, 2019Erie Canal Park, 5750 Devoe Rd, Camillus, NY 13031, USAJoin Diane for morning beginner’s birdwalk at Camillus Erie Canal Park. Bring binoculars. Diane will give instruction on how to use binoculars correctly and give tips on how to spot and identify woodland birds. The trip will take two to three hours and be easy walking along the towpath and on the nature trail. Please…
Field TripJune 1, 2019Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area, Phoenix, NY 13135, USAA level hike that passes through woods and brushy fields. Good for many warblers and sparrows. There may be both Bald Eagle and Osprey nests. Easy terrain. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the east end of Kellogg Road, where it dead-ends into Sixty Road. Please contact Joe for details. Joe Brin 315-857-4734
Field TripJune 2, 2019Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066, USAJoin Jerry for another visit to the woodland and grassland habitats of the Green Lakes State Park. Late migrants and local nesting species are expected. Please contact Jerry for more details. Jerry Case 315-687-9599.
Bird WalkJune 6, 2019Erie Canal Towpath, ChittenangoSteve Kinne will lead morning walks along the canal towpath (wide, level terrain) looking and listening for warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, and more. Herons, sandpipers,and swallows are also possible along the waterway during this two- to three-hour trip. Bring binoculars. Please contact Steve to sign up. 315-882-3684
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.
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Visit our sanctuaries
We have two, both on the shore of Lake Ontario
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